The Ministry of Defense warned Britain against provocations with a reconnaissance aircraft

Ministry of Defense: UK applied for overflight of RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over Russia The day before, a Russian fighter jet was already pushing a British aircraft out of the borders over the Barents Sea max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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The UK has applied for a flight of its reconnaissance aircraft with entry into the borders of Russia, the Ministry of Defense reported.

“The UK has filed an application with a flight plan ( flight plan, provided to air traffic control before departure.—РБК) for the flight of the British RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft along the route, including over the territory of the Russian Federation, — The agency said in a statement.

It noted that they consider the actions of the UK as a “deliberate provocation”. The Russian aerospace forces have been ordered to prevent violations of the country's airspace, and “all possible consequences from this deliberate provocation will lie solely on the side of the UK,” the Ministry of Defense emphasized.

The day before, the Russian military discovered a British RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Barents Sea. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the plane violated the state border near Cape Svyatoy Nos, which is located on the eastern coast of the Kola Peninsula.

A MiG-31BM fighter was raised to intercept, which forced the British reconnaissance aircraft out of Russia.< /p>

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