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Russian fighter intercepts a US reconnaissance plane in the Barents Sea


The Russian Northern Fleet confirmed that its MiG-31 aircraft escorted a US military reconnaissance plane in the Barents Sea region.


The Fleet Command indicated - in a statement reported by "Russia Today" news channel - that the US Air Force's P-8A Poseidon patrol plane was close to the Russian border.


It added that after diverting the foreign military plane away from the country's borders, the Russian fighter returned safely to its base.


And she added that the flight of the Russian fighter was carried out in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace, and did not allow the violation of Russian borders.

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