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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Latvian fighter jets take off to intercept Russian flying tanker Il-78

Il-78 MidasDefense officials of Latvia said Friday that NATO fighters took off to intercept the Il-78 tanker aircraft of the Russian Air Force over the Baltic Sea.

"Typhoon fighter aircraft of NATO Response Force took off on January 30 to intercept the Il-78 tanker aircraft of the Russian Air Force over the Baltic Sea," a statement from officials representing the Latvian Army said as posted on Twitter.

Representatives of the Russian Defense ministry have not commented on the news yet.

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