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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A Russian MiG-31 fighter jet took off to intercept a US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific Ocean, the Russian National Defence Control Centre said Saturday.
"To identify the air target and prevent violation of the Russian state border, a MiG-31 fighter from the air defence forces of the Eastern Military District was scrambled into the air. The crew of the Russian fighter identified the air target as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 of the US Air Force and escorted it over the Pacific Ocean", the centre said in a statement.
It is noted that after escorting the foreign military aircraft from the Far Eastern state border, the Russian fighter safely returned to the airbase.
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WNU editor: It is not only American spy planes that Russia is intercepting …. Russia’s MiG-31 fighter intercepts Norwegian spy plane over Barents Sea (TASS). And with tensions now growing between Ukraine and Russia, foreign spy planes and drones are making their presence felt near Russia's borders …. Russian radars track 50 foreign spy planes and drones near state borders over week (TASS).
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