RAF jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers over North Sea as Nato reports dozens of planes in European airspace

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Some 26 Russian aircraft ran 'significant military manoeuvers' in 24 hours to yesterday including two Tu-95 Bear bombers (pictured) which had to be followed by RAF Typhoon jets (inset) from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, northern Scotland. Other countries which scrambled jets included Germany, Portugal and Turkey. Nato said the planes near Britain did not file flight plans or contact air traffic controllers, adding: 'This poses a potential risk to civil aviation as civilian air traffic control cannot detect these aircraft or ensure there is no interference with civilian air traffic.'

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