Family members of Dutch pilots who conducted the NATO air patrol mission in the Baltic countries in 2017 received threatening phone calls, reports the Dutch newspaper NL Times.
As noted, the wives and live-in girlfriends of the pilots of F-16 aircraft were repeatedly called by unknown persons "with a Russian accent," who, among other things, suggested that their husbands should leave the region and were interested what their wives think about the service in the Baltic. The women often receive such calls, after their husbands, who performed tasks in the region, called them on personal phones, reports Ukrainian service of Voice of America.
Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service have confirmed that they are aware of such cases.
The Netherlands is actively involved in NATO air patrol mission in the Baltic countries, and 270 Dutch troops are stationed in the territory of Lithuania.