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    Russian military lost contact on Friday with a MiG-31 interceptor, which was carrying out a training mission in Russia's Far East, the Defense Ministry said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the statement, a search-and-rescue effort is hampered by poor weather conditions.

    "A MiG-31 plane from the Eastern Military District disappeared from radar screens today [Friday] at 06.38 Moscow time [15:38 GMT]," the ministry said in a statement.

    "The aircraft was coming back to its base in the Kamchatka Territory after a routine training flight," the statement said.

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    MiG-31, Kamchatka Territory, Russian Far East
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