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RAF jets see off Russian
warplanes near the Baltic states
Daily Express ^
| John Ingham
Posted on 06/18/2014 9:49:28 PM PDT by Nachum
RAF Typhoons have been scrambled to intercept a force of seven Russian warplanes near the Baltic states. A Russian bomber, four fighters, a command and control plane and a transport plane were taking part in exercises in international air space over the Baltic Sea. The two Typhoons, sent from Siauliai air base in Lithuania, escorted them away on Tuesday. Britain sent four Typhoon fighters to Lithuania, a Nato ally, in April as tensions rose over Russias annexation of the Crimea from the Ukraine. Nato carries out Baltic air policing because Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania do not have their own fighters.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: baltic; raf; russian; warplanes
posted on 06/18/2014 9:49:29 PM PDT
“Nato carries out Baltic air policing because Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania do not have their own fighters.”
And they never thought to maybe buy some?
posted on 06/18/2014 9:50:59 PM PDT
Their combined GDP is under 100 billion, less than what the US spent on the failed websites for Obozo care. They cannot afford it, but then again, why should the Europeans just give them a few? It is indeed a strange world.
posted on 06/18/2014 10:54:51 PM PDT
Great job Hillary. Russia is SO peaceful since you pushed that stupid “reset” button.
posted on 06/18/2014 11:19:53 PM PDT
by A Navy Vet
(An Oath is Forever)
Probably a very sensible decision. Estonia and Lithuania couldn’t possibly build an Air Force that could stop a Russian or a western European attacking force.
posted on 06/18/2014 11:43:34 PM PDT
(I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
The RAF escorts the 'Tupolev Bear' out of the North Sea, daily! :)
posted on 06/19/2014 4:22:45 AM PDT
("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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