Russian Defense Ministry said that the country’s military jets were scrambled three times in the past week to chase away NATO reconnaissance planes.

About 12 NATO spy planes approached Russian borders during this period, including six on the western border, three in the Russian Arctic, one on the southwestern flank and two in the east.

A week earlier, Russian borders were patrolled by 17 NATO aircraft. Russian warplanes were scrambled twice to intercept them.

Sputnik / AA Magnum News 2017.

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