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    Russia Spotted 31 Foreign Spy Jets Close to Airspace Over Past Week

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Thirty-one foreign reconnaissance jets have been spotted close to the Russian airspace in the course of the past seven days, the weekly infographic published by the Russian Armed Forces' official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda read on Friday.

    The material showed that over the past weeks, Russian jets had been scrambled 23 times to prevent foreign aircraft from crossing into the country's airspace.

    There have been no trespasses, according to the outlet.

    This is not the first time Russia has to scramble jets to intercept foreign aircraft. Last month Russian jets have been scrambled 20 times over a week, while Russian military spotted 27 foreign jets as they were performing reconnaissance operations close to the country's airspace.

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