On November 6–12 NATO Air Policing Mission Detachment fighter aircraft were scrambled four times to intercept aircraft of the Russian Federation violating flight rules in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.
On November 7 NATO fighter aircraft were scrambled to identify and escort one Il-76 headed for Kaliningrad from mainland Russia in international airspace. It did not have a pre-filed flight plan, the onboard transponder was on and the crew was maintaining radio contact with the regional air traffic control centre.
On November 8 NATO Air Policing fighter jets were scrambled to intercept one IL-18. Flying from the mainland of the Russian Federation to Kaliningrad without the flight plan, but with its onboard transponder on and maintaining radio contact.
On November 9 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one IL-20 flying through international airspace from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad. The IL-20 had no flight plan, its onboard transponder was off but the crew was maintaining radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre.
On November 10 NATO fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two aircraft: one IL-20 and one AN-72. The IL-20 was flying from and back to Kaliningrad in international airspace, without the flight plan nor maintaining radio commination and with its onboard transponder switched off. The AN-72 was flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia via international airspace. It did not have a pre-filed flight plan, the crew kept the onboard transponder on and maintained radio communication.