Russian Bombers 'Approached NATO Airspace'

Politics » DEFENSE | April 24, 2014, Thursday // 17:31| Views: | Comments: 0
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: Russian Bombers 'Approached NATO Airspace' File photo

UK's Royal Airforce chased away two Russian bombers that flew close to the country's airspace.

The incident with the aircraft, which were spotted near northeastern Scotland on Wednesday, followed the arrival of a Russian warship off the coast of Britain, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported.

Dutch army Major Wilko Ter Horst, who spoke for CNN after it was revealed F-16 fighter jets of the Netherlands had also intercepted one of the planes, underscored Wednesday's developments were part of "routine [military] exercises", and there was "nothing unusual" about the event.

Heightened tensions between the West and Russia over the situation in Ukraine have however increased both NATO's fears of a possible military aggression by Moscow and the Kremlin's warnings against any moves it might consider a more serious provocation.

Defense » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Russia, UK, Netherlands, bombers, fighter jets, exercises
Advertisement All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (0)
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria