16 Aug 2019 10:03

Russian jets scrambled 19 times to intercept recon planes this week - Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. Aug 16 (Interfax) - Twenty-eight foreign aircraft have performed reconnaissance along the Russian border over the past week, the Defense Ministry's newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Friday.

On-duty fighter jets of Russia's air defense forces were scrambled 19 times to intercept and escort foreign reconnaissance planes near the Russian border, according to the newspaper's weekly infographic report.

"No violations of Russian airspace were allowed to occur," it said.