Canadian fighter jets to begin patrolling edge of Russian airspace next week

by The Daily Lede

As part of NATO’s response to the unraveling situation in Ukraine, Canadian CF-18 fighter jets will begin patrolling the edge of Russian airspace next week.

The Canadian jets will be working alongside allies from Portugal, Germany and Belgium which will be carrying out flights from bases in another Baltic state.

The jets, based in Romania, will be responsible for the defense of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian airspace due to their inability to do so on their own. 

This will be the closest Canadian forces jets have come to Russian territory since the conflict began.