On July 11, Russian Su-35 and MiG-31 fighter jets were scrambled to intercept the RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Force over the Sea of Japan (East Sea), the Russian Defenсe Ministry said.
“On 11 July, the Russian airspace surveillance identified an air target over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan [East Sea], flying in the direction of the state border of the Russian Federation”, the defense ministry reported.
According to the Russian side, the jets returned to the home base after the US aircraft flew away from the Russian border.
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