Russia Intercepts Norwegian Military Plane Amid Rising Tensions In The Arctic,

A Russian Mig-31 fighter jet intercepted a Norwegian military plane over the Barents Sea on Wednesday, forcing it further from Russia’s state border.

The incident occurred in international airspace, Moscow’s state-run TASS news agency reported, citing the National Defense Management Center.

”A MiG-31 fighter of the Northern Fleet’s air defense quick reaction alert forces was deployed to identify the air target and prevent it from violating Russia’s state border,” the statement said. ”The Russian fighter’s crew approached the aircraft at a safe distance and identified it as a Norwegian Air Force P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft.”

The Russian fighter jet safely returned to its home airfield after the foreign military plane moved away from Russia’s state border, the statement said. Läs artikel