January 15, 2018 / 11:48 AM / 4 months ago

Britain scrambles two Typhoon jets to intercept Russian planes

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain scrambled two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets on Monday from Scotland to intercept Russian planes near the United Kingdom’s airspace, a defense ministry spokesman said.

The Typhoons were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland.

“This is a live operation and therefore we will not be providing any additional information until the mission is complete,” the spokesman said.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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