Tu-95 strategic bombers Su-27 fighters Il-78 tanker aircraft Tu-95 strategic bombers Fighter, fighter bomber and attack aircraft Fighter, fighter bomber and attack aircraft Crimea AgeanSea Caspian Sea AUSTRIA SWITZ. Note: Russian aircraft routes and interception points are approximate. WednesdayEight Russian aircraft are intercepted over the North Sea. Six return to Russia while two bombers continue to the Portuguese coast. WednesdayFour Russian aircraft are inte-cepted over the Black Sea. WednesdayAt least seven Russian aircraft are intercepted over the Baltic Sea. TuesdaySeven Russian aircraft are inte-cepted over the Baltic Sea. NATO member countries F-16s from Portugal intercept two of the Tu-95 bombers before they apparently return to Russia. F-16 aircraft from Norway intercepted and identified the Russian aircraft. Fighters from Denmark, Finland and Sweden, as well as Portuguese and German fighters from the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission, intercepted the Russian flights in the Baltic Sea. Typhoon fighters from the United Kingdom were scrambled. Fighters from Turkey intercepted the Russian aircraft.

SOURCE: NATO. GRAPHIC: Gene Thorp - The Washington Post.