MOSCOW, October 18. /TASS/. Russian fighter jets have been scrambled 14 times on interception missions in the last week, the Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying.
According to the defense ministry, 23 foreign aircraft conducted reconnaissance near Russian borders. The defense ministry said that violations of Russian airspace were prevented.
The defense ministry added that Russian pilots performed 268 sorties at 76 aerodromes in the last week.