Ministry of Defense of Great Britain announced that the Air Forces had to scramble their fighters to escort two Russian bombers seen near off the Cornwall coast, Joinfo.ua reports.
Prime Minister David Cameron said the Russian action should not be dignified with "too much of a response".
He added, "I think what this episode demonstrates is that we do have the fast jets, the pilots, the systems in place to protect the UK. I suspect the Russians were trying to make some sort of a point."
According to Ross Hawkins, BBC political correspondent, the appearance of Russian aircraft near the UK coast was a show of strength from the Russians, and such incidents were carried out with political intent because they would be reported on, BBC reports.
"It comes amid increased concerns over Russian involvement in the conflict in Ukraine and suggestions of Russian President Vladimir Putin's potential future interference in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia," BBC writes.