Nato jets scramble as Russian bombers fly south
Two Russian Blackjack bombers were intercepted by fighter jets from four European countries as they flew from the direction of Norway to northern Spain and back, it has emerged.
Norway, the UK, France and Spain all scrambled jets as the TU-160 planes skirted the airspace of each country.
It comes at a time of heightened tension between the West and Russia.
Correspondents say the frequency of Russian bombers being intercepted by Nato planes has increased markedly.
Spanish media say it is the furthest south such an operation has had to take place.
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