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UK, French Jets Race to North Sea Over Fears Russian Aircraft Crossed UK Border

© Sputnik / Alexey Kudenko / Go to the photo bankAn An-72 military cargo aircraft flies during an air parade at the Forsazh 2017 aviation festival marking the 105th anniversary of the Russian Air Force
An An-72 military cargo aircraft flies during an air parade at the Forsazh 2017 aviation festival marking the 105th anniversary of the Russian Air Force - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK and French jets have been rushed to the North Sea over fears that the Russian aircraft have entered the UK airspace, Sky News reported Thursday. The Russian side hasn't commented on the information yet.

The Sky news broadcaster reported citing a UK source that a Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter jet and a supporting Airbus Voyager tanker plane were sent out from near Newcastle just before 3 p.m. local time (14:00 GMT).

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The media added that a French fighter jet with a supporting tanker plane was also sent to help. The RAF refused to comment on the reports.

The Russian side, in its turn, has not commented on the information yet.

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