U.S. reconnaissance plane arrives close to Russian airspace, Russia dispatches MiG-31 to intercept
China News Service, May 6th. According to the Russian Satellite Network report, on the 6th local time, the Russian National Defense Command Center stated that the US military reconnaissance plane appeared near the Russian border of the Chukotka Sea in the Pacific Ocean on the 6th, and the Russian side subsequently dispatched it. The MiG-31 fighter took off and accompanied the U.S. reconnaissance plane.
p > According to reports, the center released a message saying, “In order to identify air targets and prevent violations of the Russian Federation’s borders, the MiG-31 fighter jets took off. The Russian fighter crew identified the air targets as the US Air Force RC-135 strategic reconnaissance The Russian fighter plane was flying over the Chukchi waters.”
The Russian military confirmed that the Russian fighter plane returned and landed at the airport after the U.S. reconnaissance plane turned around and flew away from the Russian border.
The news also stated that the US reconnaissance plane did not enter the Russian airspace.