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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

RAF fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian spy plane

Il-20M CootBritish Typhoon jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian spy plane flying close to Estonian airspace today as tensions intensify between Nato forces and Moscow.

The two RAF planes, which are currently policing the Baltic skies, were alerted after the Russian Ilyushin IL-20 Coot surveillance aircraft was spotted.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the incident took place in international airspace over the Gulf of Finland at lunchtime.

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