NATO Fighters Scrambled due to Il-78 over the Baltic Sea
30 Jan 2015, PRONDERA; Representatives of the Lativan military reported that NATO Typhoon fighters were scrambled due to an Russian Federation Air Force Il-78 aircraft which was conducting a flight over the Black Sea.
In a Latvian military Twitter report, it said that the Russian aircraft was a tanker. The NATO fighters were quickly scrambled in order to intercept it. The MoD of Russia did not confirm this report.
NATO Baltic Air Policing QRA ESP Typhoon jets on 20 JAN scrambled to intercept RU Armed Forces Il-20 over the Baltic Sea.— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) 20 января 2015
|Copyright Alexey Ereshko, Il-78, RF-94283, BLUE 80, at Ryazan' Dyagilevo, September 2013 (click for high res)|
The second article talks a lot about the Tu-95 flight on 29 Jan, reference this article