UK, France scramble fighter jets to meet 2 Russian nuclear bombers in ‘act of aggression’


The UK and France scrambled fighter jets to respond to two Tu-160 Russian nuclear bombers that approached Scotland without responding to air control on Thursday.

The UK Ministry of Defense said the unresponsive planes presented a hazard to other aviation by not communicating.

“Russian bombers probing UK airspace is another reminder of the very serious military challenge that Russia poses us today,” Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said in a statement sent to Business Insider. “We will not hesitate to continually defend our skies from acts of aggression.”

Read more about how the UK and France responded to Russia’s nuclear bombers in Business Insider’s article.