Russia’s Air Force on Monday chased off a Royal Air Force spy plane RRR7255 that violated Russian airspace in the Barents Sea near Murmansk, Report informs, citing foreign media sources.

In a statement, the Russian Defense Ministry said that it dispatched a MiG-31 interceptor to escort the RC-135 surveillance jet near Cape Svyatoy Nos, located around the military bases of the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet.

“MiG-31BM interceptor on duty with the border air patrol identified the aircraft and compelled it to stop its violation of Russian airspace”, Russia’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement.