Russian jets scrambled 13 times in one week to intercept 37 foreign aircraft. According to the data provided by Krasnaya Zvezda, 37 foreign aircraft have been registered on reconnaissance flights over the past week and were all buzzed off by Russian fighter jet
Russian media claimed the aircraft had all flown close to Russia’s borders sparking a major military response.
According to the data, all the foreign aircraft were registered as being on reconnaissance flights.
All were buzzed off by Russian Air Force fighter jets, state media reported.
It added that “there were no violations of state borders” over the past week.
The news comes as tensions rise over Russia’s military presence in its border territories.
Russia has also been flexing its might in the Middle East, with thousands of troops based in Syria.
Earlier this week, a Russian spy plane was shot down over Syria with 14 onboard