The State Duma said that the violation of the border by British planes was a provocation

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Violation of Russian airspace reconnaissance plane from Great Britain is a provocation and a “test to the teeth,” said State Duma deputy Oleg Morozov.

“With a different level of tension in the international situation, it could be called a borderline incident,” he said, adding that today it “obviously reeks of provocation and trial” of the tooth. This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense. As a result, the actions of the MiG-31 crew forced the aircraft out of bounds.

The Department of Defense emphasized that air defense forces on duty over the Barents Sea identified an unknown aerial target. It was moving towards the state border of the Russian Federation. It was a British Air Force RC-135 electronic intelligence and electronic warfare aircraft.


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