London summons Russian envoy after bombers near UK airspace

January 29, 2015 6:07 PM

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LONDON — Britain summoned Russia’s ambassador Thursday and asked him to explain why Russian warplanes flew near British airspace, disrupting civil aviation.

The Foreign Office said Thursday that Royal Air Force Typhoon jets were scrambled to escort Russian Bear bombers in a “U.K. area of interest” on Wednesday. The Russian planes did not enter British airspace, but flew along the coast and over the English Channel without communicating with British air ...

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