Daily Mail: Dutch F-35s scramble to intercept Russian spy plane and fighter jets approaching NATO-member Poland’s airspace
* Russian jets approached Polish airspace from Russian-controlled Kaliningrad
* They were met by two Dutch F-35 fighters, which escorted them back
A pair of Dutch F-35 fighters were scrambled overnight to intercept a formation of three Russian warplanes near NATO member Poland.
The Russian jets – one spy plane and two fighters – were met as they approached Polish airspace from the Russian-controlled enclave of Kaliningrad, and were escorted back out of NATO territory, the Netherlands’ defence ministry said Monday.
‘The then unknown aircraft approached the Polish NATO area of responsibility from Kaliningrad,’ according to Reuters’ translation of the ministry’s statement.
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Update #1: Dutch jets intercept three Russian military planes near Poland, ministry says — Politico
Update #2: Dutch F-35 intercept, escort away Russian warplanes nearing Polish airspace — Jerusalem Post
WNU Editor: Kaliningrad shares a border with Poland.