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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

2 Spy Aircraft Sent

Russia dispatched two reconnaissance aircraft to observe joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises after spotting two U.S. submarines shadowing large-scale maneuvers of the Pacific Fleet, Russian news agencies reported Wednesday.

Itar-Tass and Interfax, citing an unidentified senior Defense Ministry official, said the decision to send the jets was in direct response to the discovery of the U.S. submarines just outside of Russian territorial waters in the Far East.