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Ireland changes civilian flight schedule because of Russian Air Force bombers

The Irish authorities changed the civilian flight schedule because of regular maneuvers of two Russian Tu-95 bombers near the borders of the country's airspace.

Ireland changes civilian flight schedule because of Russian Air Force bombers

The Irish authorities had to change the schedule of civilian flights due to regular maneuvers of two Russian Tu-95 bombers near the borders of the country's airspace, Joinfo.ua reports.

"The flight from Dublin was delayed, another plane had to change its course to avoid a possible rapprochement with the Russian bombers," reads the report of the Irish Aviation Authority.

In a traditional manner for the Russian military aircraft they were flying with switched-off transponders, the devices that allow the air traffic control to recognize an aircraft.

In late January and in February, there was a similar incident. RAF fighters took off to intercept Russian bombers. British aircraft had to escort Russian planes until flew far from British airspace.