A radio reconnaissance aircraft and two Typhoon fighters from the British Air Force approached the Russian border over the Black Sea on October 19, reported Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in the Telegram channel.
After identifying the targets, two Russian Su-27 fighters were scrambled to identify them, which identified the British aircraft.
“As Russian fighters approached, foreign military aircraft made a turn from the state border of the Russian Federation. Russian planes returned safely to their home airfield. There was no violation of the state border of the Russian Federation,” the Ministry of Defense said.
The flight of the Russian aircraft was carried out in strict accordance with international rules of use without dangerous proximity to foreign aircraft, the department added.
Earlier on October 6, the Ministry of Defense reported about the approach of the base patrol aircraft P-8A “Poseidon” of the US Navy to the Russian border, then the MiG-31 fighter was lifted into the air. The Ministry of Defense noted that when the Russian fighter approached, the American plane turned around and the state border was not violated.