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Mission of air police of the NATO in the sky of the Baltic States Americans

will continue Mission of air police of the NATO   in   the sky of the Baltic States   will continue   Americans, which   on Tuesday will accept   relay race from   Germans. It   ceremony will take place   Tuesday on air base of the Air Forces of Lithuania in Zoknjaj.  

the Air Forces of the USA in the second time will already patrol air space over Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. For the first time it was in 2005.

the Baltic States have no suitable planes for air patrol, therefore after their introduction into the NATO (since 2004) planes and pilots of the countries of the NATO are engaged in protection of air space. Their fighters are based on military airdrome in Zoknjaj.

For today the agreement   operates; from the NATO about protection of air space of the Baltic States till 2011. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia achieve prolongation of patrol of the sky over Baltic fighters of allies at least till 2018, informs   the Lithuanian courier .