The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that 41 aircraft conducted reconnaissance near the borders of Russia within a week, the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda writes.
It is specified that 35 reconnaissance aircraft and 6 UAVs conducted aerial reconnaissance along the country’s borders. Violations of the airspace of the Russian Federation were not allowed.
It is emphasized that all flights were controlled by Russian radar systems. Fighters from the duty forces were taken into the air three times.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense said that the reconnaissance aircraft of the North Atlantic Alliance significantly increased the intensity of flights near the borders of the Russian Federation in the Black Sea region. According to media reports, NATO aircraft are trying to scout the situation in Crimea.