BOGOTÁ D.C. COLOMBIA – Defence Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon and Air Force Commander Guillermo Leon showed videos of an alleged violation of the country's air space by what they said were long-range Russian bombers.
Colombian officials said two Tupolev Tu-160 supersonic Russian bombers had crossed into its airspace on Friday (Nov. 1) while en route between Venezuela and Nicaragua as part of a military exercise.
Leon said established protocols were followed.
“Once they are intercepted at this point, established protocols are followed which include a radio call, the locations in the lateral positions of the other planes and then they are escorted until they leave Colombian territory.”
Colombian Kfir C10 jet fighters ( http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=755_1377102800 )
had intercepted the Russian bombers as they re-ent
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