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Самолет NАТО приблизился к российским границам на Балтике The plane of distant radar detection and guidance of aircraft of the NATO E-3A “AWACS” on Monday once again flew with a reconnaissance mission to the border of the Kaliningrad region, reported on the Western sites, tracking movement of military aviation, Interfax reports.

According to them, the aircraft, tail number LX-N90445 and call sign NATO06 taking off from a NATO base Geilenkirchen in Germany, close to the land border of the Kaliningrad region from the South from Poland. He currently continues to fly near the Russian border.

In addition, on Monday the patrol anti-submarine aircraft of the US Navy P-8A Poseidon made another approach to the area of the Eastern Mediterranean, where, presumably, has a fleet of the permanent operative connection of the Russian Navy in the region.

American spy plane with tail number 168852, departing in the morning from air force base Sigonella in Sicily, are currently engaged in the exploration South of Cyprus.

In the last few weeks has dramatically increased the intensity of the flights of American reconnaissance aircraft near the Russian border, in particular, near the coast of Crimea and the Russian bases in Syria and the areas of deployment of combat ships of the Russian Navy in the Eastern Mediterranean. Almost daily recorded from two or three such flights.

So, on Saturday of the strategic unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) USAF RQ-4 Global Hawk made a reconnaissance near the Crimea. First he flew to the Peninsula from the West side of the Black sea at a height of 15.5 thousand meters, and then entered the airspace of Ukraine at the coast of the Nikolaev area, continued flight to the East from Kherson to Melitopol, carrying out exploration to the North of the Peninsula.

Taking into account the possibilities of reconnaissance to a depth of 300 km drone RQ-4 Global Hawk could also observe the Donbass from the district of Melitopol. According to reports, just 15 km North of Melitopol, he walked up to 217 km to the demarcation line near Donetsk.