London require an explanation from Russia about the span of the Tu-95 over the English Channel
“We summoned the Russian ambassador to the explanation he gave about the incident, because of which was disrupted civil aviation”, – said the ministry.
After the incident, the Air Force of the United Kingdom have been brought into the highest level of combat readiness, both during the Battle of Britain in 1940. London require an explanation from Russia about the span of the Tu-95 over the English Channel
Russian military reported that two Russian Air Force strategic bombers Tu-95MS January 29 successfully completed the 19-hour flight over neutral waters in the Barents and Norwegian Seas, as well as the Atlantic Ocean. This was stated by Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Klimov.
Earlier official representative of the British Ministry of Defense said that Russian bombers boundaries British airspace not violated.