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The RAF scrambled Typhoon jets to intercept Russian military jets approaching British airspace last night.
Planes were sent from the air base at Lossiemouth, north east Scotland, after two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bomber planes were sighted flying over the Atlantic towards the UK.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said the Russian aircraft were escorted until they were clear of the UK area of interest. At no time did they cross into UK sovereign airspace, he added.
It is the latest in a number of incidents in recent months in which Moscow has sent planes skirting the edge of British airspace in a legal but provocative move amid worsening international relations.
Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has criticised a £500 million investment in the home of the UK's nuclear deterrent as "Tory arrogance of the worst kind".
Ms Sturgeon said it was wrong of Chancellor George Osborne to pre-empt the outcome of a vote on the renewal of the Trident nuclear deterrent, which is due to be decided by MPs next year.
The SNP leader said that while she wanted to see Faslane have a strong future as a conventional naval yard, the money should be invested in health and education and used to reverse "cruel" welfare cuts.
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