Russia says its jets intercept British military aircraft over Black Sea

Two Russian Su-27 fighter jets intercepted three British military aircraft heading over the Black Sea towards the Russian border on Monday, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

According to the ministry, the intercepted planes were an RC-135 reconnaissance and electronic warfare plane and two Typhoon fighter jets.

"When approached by Russian fighters, the foreign military aircraft turned back from the state border of the Russian Federation," the ministry said.