The RAF has scrambled two Typhoon jets to intercept Russian planes near the UK's airspace, the Ministry of Defence says. They took off from RAF Lossiemouth, off the north-east coast of Scotland, at 9.30am - and the situation is understood to be ongoing. The RAF refused to disclose any more details for operational reasons but radar images seem to suggest the two Typhoon jets have been accompanied by an RAF Voyager plane from RAF Brize Norton which can provide air-to-air refuelling capabilities. The incident is currently taking place at around 28,000ft off the east coast of Scotland, and French and Belgian air forces are also understood to also have been scrambled, according to reports.
The live operation is still ongoing