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Thursday, 19 March 2015
Air War C21 Flashpoint Baltic 
A really interesting report from Israeli TV on the Italian and Polish Baltic Air Policing mission in Lithuania, which is currently pretty busy dealing with yet more Russian overflights of Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian air space. This military posturing by the Russians has been increasing lately, with the Italians, Polish and Spanish having to intercept a range of fighter and transport aircraft on a regular basis:
NATO Baltic Air Policing QRA ITA, ESP Typhoon jets on 17 March
scrambled to intercept RU AF 4x Su-27, 2x An-26, 1x An-12 over the
Baltic Sea," (Latvian armed forces)
You may also not have been aware of the NATO TV Youtube channel (I kid you not!), which has a whole load of interesting reports on the latest incarnation of the Russian bear. I'm sure the Russians have a Youtube channel too but I'm not sure it will be as impartial in its interpretationof recent events, at least compared to the BBC?