UK summons Russian ambassador after military aircraft disrupt aviation

Britain summoned the Russian ambassador on Thursday and asked him to explain why two Russian Bear long-range bombers had flown over the English channel the previous day, a move that forced British authorities to divert civil aircraft. “We summoned the Russian ambassador to account for the incident which disrupted civil aviation,” a Foreign Office spokeswoman told Reuters. British Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to intercept the two Russian planes, which were flying close to UK airspace, on Wednesday.



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