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Russian MiG-31 Scrambled to 'Meet' Norwegian Plane Over Barents Sea

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian MiG-31 plane was scramble to "meet" a Norwegian military plane over the Barents sea close to the Russian border, the national defense control center said Tuesday.

According to the center, the Norwegian plane was identified as Lockheed P-3 Orion of the patrol aviation of the Norwegian Air Force. After the Norwegian aircraft turned around, the Russian fighter returned to the base.

The flight of the Russian fighter took place strictly in accordance with international rules for the use of airspace.

On Monday, Russian Su-27 fighters escorted US strategic bombers over the Baltic Sea.

After the foreign military aircraft turned away from the Russian state border, the Russian fighters returned safely to the home airfield.


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