On November 21–27 fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled three times to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea flying in violation of international aviation flight rules.
On November 22 NATO Baltic Air Policing fighter aircraft were scrambled to intercept one IL-20 which flew into the international airspace from the mainland of the Russian Federation and then returned. Its onboard transponder was not switched on, no plan had been pre-filed for the flight, though the crew maintained radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre.
On November 22 NATO air policing fighter jets intercepted one SU-30 flying in international airspace from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad Oblast, its onboard transponder as on, the crew had no flight plan but maintained radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre.
On November 25 NATO air policing fighter aircraft intercepted one IL-20 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad and then back via international airspace. Its onboard transponder as off, the crew had no flight plan and were not maintaining radio communication.