Russia blasts Britain over RAF jets intercepting Putin's bombers: ‘An excuse to SHOW OFF'

RUSSIA has slammed Britain over RAF fighter jets intercepting a pair of supersonic nuclear bombers – claiming Theresa May used it as an excuse to “show off” to Vladimir Putin.

Putin’s diplomats claimed British military forces used the incident in the skies 35 miles from UK airspace as a “PR exercise”.

RAF Typhoons were scrambled to intercept two TU-160 aircraft, which were then pursued by the fighters until they headed back to Russia.

The Ministry of Defence released footage of the two British jets flying alongside the Russian bombers – known as Blackjacks by NATO.

Russia claimed the incident and reaction was designed to...
source: Daily Star

2018-01-18 05:35
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