Two Russian bombers were intercepted by Dutch F-16 planes last night. The Russians had flown into Dutch airspace; it is not clear why the Russian planes were there.

The F-16s were ordered to monitor the movements of the Bear Tu-95 planes. Before they entered Dutch airspace, the Russians were escorted by the Norwegian and Danish air forces.

The F-16s followed the Russian planes until the British air force took over above the British Isles.

It is not known why the Russians were flying in Dutch airspace without identifying themselves.

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