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Video Shows Russian Fighter Escort U.S. Military Plane Over the Pacific

A Russian fighter plane escorted a U.S military aircraft over Russia's far eastern border this week, amid growing tensions between Moscow and Washington, D.C. and international concern over a military build-up at the border with Ukraine.

Footage released by the Kremlin's Defense Ministry on Friday shows its MiG-31 fighter accompanying the U.S. Air Force RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft along the south-eastern coast of Kamchatka, reported the news agency Tass.

The ministry said in a statement that its fighter took off from an airfield in the Kamchatka territory "to identify and accompany" the U.S. aircraft.

"The crew of the fighter identified the air target as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 of the U.S. Air Force," it said in a statement, adding that the American plane did not cross into Russian territory.

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