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In Light of Russian Aggression, NATO Reduces Air Patrols in Baltic Area

The Free Beacon [1] reported:

The NATO alliance will reduce by half the number of planes patrolling around the Baltic Sea beginning in September despite continuing provocations from Russian military aircraft, according to reports [2].

“Our military commanders assess that the posture is appropriate and adequate,” stated NATO spokesperson Carmen Romero.

So far this year across Europe NATO aircraft have scrambled 250 times in response to Russian military air activity.

NATO aircraft intercepted some 150 Russian military aircraft in the Baltic in 2014.