RAF fighter jets have been launched from a base in Lossiemouth to intercept Russian bombers heading towards the UK.
The two Typhoons were scrambled after the Russian Bear aircrafts were spotted flying north of Scotland towards the UK, in an area of international airspace.
The RAF planes then escorted the Russian Bear aircrafts away from the area.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “RAF Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon fighter aircraft were launched today from RAF Lossiemouth after unidentified aircraft were tracked flying towards UK airspace.”
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SOURCE: The Independent, Kashmira Gander