Russian bombers and jets were also intercepted over the Baltic and Black Seas between Tuesday and yesterday afternoon. Some 26 interceptions were made in the space of just 24 hours, although seven could have been the same planes returning to the same area.
More than Russian planes have been intercepted by Nato this year - triple the number in the whole of last year. The movements come after months of heightened tension between Moscow and the West following Russia's annexation of Crimea and military incursion into Ukraine. Nato's new chief said today the alliance is increasing its readiness and air policing after yesterday's flurry of activity.
Jens Stoltenberg said that while Nato is not back on a Cold War footing with Russia, its former arch-enemy as the Soviet Union, recent behaviour has severely undermined mutual trust.
Mr Stoltenberg said the trans-Atlantic military alliance 'remains vigilant and ready to respond'. He also urged Russia to remove its forces from Ukraine - Russia denies they are there - and warned against plans by pro-Russian separatists to hold local elections in eastern Ukraine. Portugese Fs were used to escort seven Russian fighter jets on October A Russian Tupolev Tu strategic bomber - the same model which flew close to Britain yesterday - refuels over an unknown location during a military exercise file pic.
The interceptions yesterday were unrelated to a sonic boom caused by RAF fighter jets which shocked residents across Kent. Typhoons from RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, flew to Kent at supersonic speeds to dramatically halt a Latvian cargo plane on its way to Birmingham after it 'caused concern' to air traffic controllers.
The swoop, which resulted in the Lativan-registered plane being grounded at Stansted airport yesterday evening, sparked a massive sonic boom which was heard across a mile radius. Soon after the incident, an unverified audio clip was posted online which appeared to have recorded the moment an RAF pilot warned the plane it risked being 'shot down'. The incidents happened on the same day Kent was rocked by a sonic boom as a Latvian cargo plane was intercepted, but were unrelated.
Grounded: The Latvian Antonov An cargo airliner pictured was escorted into Stansted Airport after causing a brief scare yesterday.
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The interceptions were also not said to be linked to another huge sonic boom heard yesterday over the Outer Hebrides. The blasts rattled buildings and left islanders shaken from Benbecula and Barra, a distance of more than 55 miles. At first locals thought there had been a blast at a local quarry or military ordnance blown up at a beach - but the RAF later said it was 'most likely a supersonic jet belonging to the RAF or US Air Force on a routine training flight'.
To hear a supersonic boom is rare.
However in certain climatic conditions they can be heard and this is what most likely happened in this case. It was probably us. When we looked out there was people walking on the road - who were standing looking around to see what had happened. The exercise is a rebuke to Nato, which was founded as a Cold War-era defence body in , less than a week after it insisted the Russia still had troops in eastern Ukraine. Russia strenuously denies the claims - but Nato said although it has withdrawn 'partially' it still maintains a capable force on the border.
Air Force General Philip Breedlove, Nato's top military commander, told reporters: 'Make no mistake, there remain Russian forces inside eastern Ukraine.
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