Thursday, October 30, 2014

NATO Reports 'Unusual High Level' Of Russian Air Activity

Nato Reports Rise In Russia Military Flights Over Europe -- BBC

Nato has reported an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days.

A Nato statement said four groups of aircraft, including Tu-95 Bear bombers and MiG-31 fighters, were tracked over seas and the Atlantic Ocean.

Fighter aircraft from Norway, Britain, Portugal, Germany and Turkey were scrambled in response.

Tensions between Russia and Nato states have soared over the Ukraine crisis.

The US and EU imposed sanctions on Russia after its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula earlier this year.

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More News ON NATO Reporting An 'Unusual High Level' Of Russian Air Activity

NATO jets track 'unusual' Russian bomber sorties -- Reuters
'Unusual' Russian flights concern NATO -- CNN
NATO says Russian jets, bombers circle Europe in unusual incidents -- Washington Post
NATO Tracks Russian Warplanes in European Airspace -- VOA
Nato jets intercept Russian warplanes following 'unusual level of air activity' -- The Guardian
NATO accuses Russian bombers of flying close to its airspace -- Euronews
Jets scrambled for large-scale Russian activity in European airspace: NATO -- Washington Times
NATO Accuses Russian Military Aircraft of Flagrantly Violating European Airspace -- Time
NATO reports 'unusual' spike in Russian military flights in the past 2 days -- FOX News/AP
Russia conducts maneuvers in NATO airspace as it waits for French warships -- Deutsche Welle
Merkel not acutely worried about Russian violations of airspace -- Reuters
NATO’s allied command in Europe claims Russian Air Force showing unusual activity -- ITAR-TASS

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