UK summons Russian ambassador after military aircraft disrupt civil aviation

January 29, 2015 5:50 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - 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.

"The Russian planes caused disruption to civil aviation. That is why we summoned the Russian Ambassador today to account for the incident," the Foreign Office said in a statement.

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