Russia scrambles fighter jet to escort U.S. military plane – TASS

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MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) – A Russian MiG-31 fighter jet has been scrambled to escort a U.S. B-1B strategic bomber over the Sea of Japan, TASS news company reported on Sunday citing the Russian military, simply days after an incident with a U.S. naval destroyer in the identical area.

It mentioned the bomber had not breached the Russian border.

Russia mentioned on Friday certainly one of its military vessels chased away a U.S. destroyer that tried to violate Russian territorial waters throughout Russian-Chinese naval drills within the Sea of Japan, one thing Washington mentioned was false. learn extra

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alex Richardson

A Russian Air Force MiG-31 fighter jet flies during the Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, above Red Square in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin