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Fri April 23, 2021 | 10:10 am
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – April 23, 2021) Russia has sent a MiG-31 fighter plane to escort a US reconnaissance aircraft over the neutral waters of the Pacific Ocean near the Russian border, the Pacific Fleet press service said on Friday.
“The Russian airspace control systems have detected an air target over the neutral waters of the Pacific Ocean that was approaching the Russian state border. To identify the air target and prevent its illegal entry into Russian airspace, a MiG-31 patrol fighter from The Air Defense Forces des eastern military district were deployed, “said the Pacific Fleet.
The MiG-31 recognized the aerial target as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the American RC-135 and escorted the aircraft. As the US aircraft left the Russian borders, the MiG-31 returned to base.
“The flight of the Russian fighter was carried out in strict compliance with international rules for the use of airspace,” added the Pacific Fleet.