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Britain Demands Explanation of Russian Bombers Flying Near Airspace

Britain summoned Russia's ambassador Thursday to explain why two Russian Bear long-range bombers flew close to British airspace, forcing British authorities to divert civil aircraft. The Foreign Office said in a statement that Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled to intercept the Russian bombers, which were in a “U.K. area of interest” on Wednesday. Russian planes did not enter British airspace but flew over the English Channel without communicating with British air...

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