4/19, 4:17 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia intercepts US and Norwegian aircraft close to border

Russian Ministry of Defense revealed on Monday that their radars have located American and Norwegian patrol airplanes approaching Russia's border above the Barents Sea.

According to the official message, Russian forces sent a jet fighter MiG-31 into the air, before foreign aircraft were forced to turn around. As a result, the illegal crossing of Russia's border was prevented.

The approaching jets were identified as Boeing P-8 Poseidon, American maritime patrol aircraft and Norweigian's Lockheed P-3 Orion anti-submarine surveillance plane.

Breaking the News / LH