Three Russian military reconnaissance aircraft were stopped by Germany and Britain over the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, according to the German air force.

Intercepted reconnaissance planes. Three military aircraft were located using alerts sent to German and British Eurofighters. In international airspace above the Baltic Sea, two Russian SU-27 Flankers and an IL-20 were once more flying without transponder signals, the air force said on Twitter.

Germany engages in observing the airspace over the Baltic republics as a NATO member.

Security has been heightened for the Baltic states after Russia invaded Ukraine last year.

Russian military jets have repeatedly strayed into the airspace over the Baltic Sea in recent months.