MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. Russian fighter jets have not been scrambled 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, 24 foreign aircraft and nine unmanned aerial vehicles conducted reconnaissance near Russian borders. Foreign aircraft and drones were monitored by Russian radars. The defense ministry said that violations of Russian airspace were prevented.
The defense ministry said that Russian pilots carried out 356 sorties at 78 aerodromes in the past week.