NATO jets track ‘unusual’ Russian bomber sorties

October 30, 2014 6:41 AM

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NATO jets track ‘unusual’ Russian bomber sorties

NATO aircraft tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday and sorties of fighters over the Baltic in what the Western alliance called an unusual burst of activity at a tense time in East-West relations.

In all, NATO said in a statement, its jets had intercepted four groups of Russian aircraft in about 24 hours since Tuesday, and some were still on manoeuvres late on Wednesday afternoon.

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