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MOSCOW, June 23. /TASS/. The jets of Air and space forces (VKS) Russia over the past week, 14 times rose to intercept foreign spy planes – less than a week earlier. This follows from a weekly infographic of the defense Ministry published in the newspaper “Red star”.
A week earlier, the military reported on 18 turnovers.
According to data published on Friday, Russia’s borders during the week it was done on 23 reconnaissance mission aircraft seven States. Most of these flights were performed US – planes RC-135 and the unmanned RQ-4B Global Hawk a total of 10 times closer to the Russian borders.
Wednesday, June 21, the Swedish foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom in connection with the incident over the Baltic sea on Monday. Then the su-27 of Russian air force approached Swedish reconnaissance planes in the distance, as stated in the Ministry of defence of Sweden, was “extremely negligible”.
Thursday, June 22, Tu-154, on Board of which was the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu, approached the Polish F-16 fighter. He withdrew only after a Russian fighter jet that accompanied the Board with the head of the defense Ministry showed foreign pilot their weapons.
The Russian defense Ministry previously reported that the weekly will publish an infographic with the key performance indicators of the Armed forces in both printed and electronic versions of the newspaper “Red star”.