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Two Dutch F-16 fighter jets, part of a NATO force patroling the skies above the Baltic states, intercepted a Russian Ilyushin transport aircraft after it intruded into Estonian and Lithuanian airspace, the Dutch government said on Thursday.

After the interception, which took place late on Wednesday, the Ilyushin flew off in the direction of the Russian city of Kaliningrad, the Dutch defense ministry said in a statement.

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