LONDON - Britain has summoned Russia's ambassador after RAF Typhoons were scrambled when two Russian bombers flew over the English Channel. The British fighter jets were scrambled on Wednesday when the Russian TU-95 ' Bear ' long-range bombers flew near UK airspace.
A Foreign Office spokesperson said while the planes stopped short of entering British airspace, the incident was part of an "increasing pattern of out of area operations by Russian aircraft ". The spokesperson said : " While the Russian planes did not enter sovereign UK airspace and were escorted by RAF Typhoons throughout the time they were in the UK area of interest , the Russian planes caused disruption to civil aviation "
"That is why we summoned the Russian Ambassador today to account for the incident."
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