NATO circles overhead as Russia celebrates its national holiday

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June 12th, 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Vesti – By Inessa Sinchougova

On June 12, the US Air Force and a NATO aircraft carried out a reconnaissance operation near the borders of the Kaliningrad. June 12th is Russia’s national day, which is a public day off and when many celebrations take place across the country. According to websites that trackthe flights of military aircraft, a strategic reconnaissance aircraft US Air Force RC-135U, with tail number 64-14847, and RC-135W, tail number 62-4138, departed from the air base in Mildenhall UK.

The aircraft flew along the Russian border, while at the same time being in the airspace of the Baltics and Poland. Electronic reconnaissance was conducted for three hours along the sea and land borders of Russia. 

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