Two far-reaching Russian Tupolev 95 bombers entered the Icelandic air observation zone north of the country yesterday morning. British military jets flew towards the bombers and followed them to the northern limits of the observation zone.
The Russian aircrafts circled Iceland and flew as close as 43 nautical miles offshore, but without entering Icelandic airspace, ruv.is reports.
According to a statement from Iceland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it received information from Russia about the flight on Wednesday night.
Iceland’s Radar Agency monitored the bombers during the entire flight and exchanged information with appropriate military authorities within NATO, including Norway and Britain.
Earlier this month eight Russian military jets flew near Iceland without notifying Icelandic authorities.
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