7 Sep 2018 10:53

Russia scrambles fighter jets 13 times in past week to intercept foreign aircraft - Russian Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. Sept 7 (Interfax) - Twenty-two foreign aircraft conducted air reconnaissance near Russian borders over the past week, the Russian Armed Forces' official newspaper "Red Star" said on Friday.

Russia's on-duty air defense forces have performed 13 sorties to intercept and shadow foreign spy aircraft near the borders, according to the newspaper's weekly infogram.

"No violation of the Russian airspace has been allowed to happen," the publication said.