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Russia Intercepts Fourth Foreign Plane in One Day Close to Its Borders
Published: May 12, 2021 09:47 AM
MiG-31 fighters fly in formation during the military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, June 24, 2020. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)

MiG-31 fighters fly in formation during the military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, June 24, 2020. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)


 
Russia's MiG-31 fighter intercepted on Tuesday an Orion patrol aircraft of the Norwegian air force over the Barents Sea, which was moving towards the Russian border, the Northern Fleet said.

This is the fourth foreign military aircraft intercepted close to the Russian border in a day. Prior to that, Su-30 fighter intercepted France's three military aircraft over the Black Sea.

According to the Northern Fleet, an air target heading to the Russian border was spotted over the Barents Sea.

After the foreign military aircraft turned away from the Russian border, the MiG-31 fighter returned to its home airfield, the Northern Fleet specified.
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