Russian Plane Intercepted Near NATO Country

By Bo Beard | May 8, 2024

Russian Federation aircraft

Poland's Armed Forces intercepted a Russian Federation aircraft, as reported online, by the Polish RSZ Operational Command.

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The post in Polish translates to, "On May 6, 2024, a MiG-29 duty pair from the 22nd Tactical Air Base in Malbork intercepted and visually identified a Russian Federation aircraft. The fighters intercepted an II-20 (Ilyushin) plane that took off from an airport in the Królewiec Oblast and continued its flight in international space over the Baltic Sea, performing a reconnaissance mission, without violating Polish territorial waters."

The Operational Command

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The Operational Command also mentioned that Monday's interception signifies the second instance within a week where the Polish armed forces have intercepted the same Russian aircraft.