Russia says it scrambles fighter jet to escort British military planes over Black Sea

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Russia on Wednesday scrambled a Su-30 fighter jet to escort two British Typhoon fighter jets and a RC-135 reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

According to the ministry, after the approach of the Russian fighter, the British planes turned away from the Russian border.

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The UK, a NATO member, has been imposing sanctions and bans against Russia to help support Ukraine.

Britain has been imposing sanctions against Russia, saying it was seeking to diminish President Vladimir Putin’s weapons arsenal and war chest.

The sanctions impacted companies linked to the Russian ammunition industry and targeted sources of revenue in the metals, diamonds and energy industries.

Britain has also stopped Russia selling sovereign debt in London and banned Aeroflot flights from UK airports.

In retaliation, Russia has banned British airlines from landing at its airports or crossing its airspace.

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