Britain’s Royal Air Force has scrambled jets from a base in Romania to intercept a Russia plane flying near NATO airspace in Eastern Europe.
The RAF said in a statement on Thursday that it had sent two Typhoon jets from Romania’s Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near Constanta, located on the Black Sea, to stop a Russia aircraft that allegedly flew westward near NATO airspace.
“Royal Air Force Typhoons based in Romania have been launched in response to Russian Su-24 FENCER aircraft operating near NATO airspace over the Black Sea,” RAF said the statement.
It added that the Russian aircraft did not enter the NATO skies and British jets returned to the Romanian base after patrolling the skies.
The scrambling of the jets is the latest to come from NATO’s so-called deterrent actions against Russia. The two sides have been accusing each other of militarization of the Baltics and other regions since a conflict broke out in Ukraine in…