Russian fighter intercepts British reconnaissance plane near the border
– According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Air Defense Forces operating over the waters of the Barents Sea, discovered an unknown air target that was heading towards the Russian border.
According to the Ministry of Defense, a MiG-31bm combat aircraft was raised to prevent violations of the borders of the Russian Federation, which identified the unknown as an RAF RC-135 electronic intelligence and electronic warfare aircraft.
The Ministry of Defense noted that “the air target violated the state border of the Russian Federation in the region of Cape Svyatoy Nos.”
The ministry added that the Russian fighter had expelled the plane from Russian territory.