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Russia Scrambles MiG-31 Fighter Jet To Escort P-8A Poseidon Of US Air Power Over Barents Sea

The Russian MiG-31 fighter jet escorted a US Air Force patrol aircraft over the Barents Sea, the Northern Fleet announced on Friday.

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On June 4, Russian air traffic control devices discovered an air target approaching the Russian state border over the Barents Sea.

“In order to identify the air target and prevent the violation of the Russian state border, a MiG-31 fighter belonging to the Air Defense Forces of the Northern Fleet was confused.

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The crew of the Russian fighter identified the air target as a P-8A Poseidon base patrol aircraft of the US Air Force and escorted it across the Barents Sea, ”the statement said.

It added that after the foreign military aircraft turned off the Russian state border, the Russian fighter returned safely to the home airfield.

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It is emphasized that the flight of the Russian fighter was carried out in strict accordance with the international rules for the use of airspace and no violation of the state border was allowed.