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    The British Royal Air Force (RAF) confirmed that two Russian jets that were intercepted by UK Typhoon aircraft, on Wednesday, did not enter UK airspace.

    MOSCOW(Sputnik) — The British Royal Air Force (RAF) confirmed that two Russian jets that were intercepted by UK Typhoon aircraft, on Wednesday, did not enter UK airspace.

    On Wednesday, two British Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were deployed from Lincolnshire to escort two Russian Tu-160 bombers (NATO reporting name Blackjack), believed to be heading toward the United Kingdom.

    "We can confirm that quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Coningsby have intercepted two Russian Blackjack bombers and escorted them while they were in the UK area of interest. At no point did the Russian aircraft enter UK territorial airspace," the Independent newspaper quoted a RAF spokesperson as saying.

    According to British media, a number of similar incidents took place in the United Kingdom and across Europe in 2015.

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