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Friday, 30 October 2015 - 9:43
US jets intercept Russian warplanes off Korean peninsula
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Two Russian anti-submarine planes flew close to a US aircraft carrier in the Pacific, prompting four F-18 combat jet to be scrambled to escort them away, according to a US Navy official.

The jets were launched from the USS Ronald Reagan on Tuesday after two Russian anti-submarine TU-142 “Bear” aircraft flew past the warship at a distance of one nautical mile, the official sources states.

The incident, which reportedly took place in the international waters east of the Korean peninsula, was responded to with a high level of professionalism from both sides and the Russian aircraft flew away from the US carrier, the Navy official said, on condition of anonymity.

US-Russia relations have deteriorated, particularly over the conflicts in eastern Ukraine and Syria.

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