/ Go to the mediabankThe Russian fighter jet MiG-31K fitted with Kinzhal missile. File photo / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – A P-8A Poseidon aircraft of the US navy approached Russian airspace over the Barents Sea on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that a MiG-31 fighter was scrambled to prevent a border violation. “The crew of the Russian fighter identified the air target as a base patrol aircraft P-8A Poseidon of the US navy. When the Russian fighter approached, the foreign military aircraft made a u-turn from Russia’s state border. Russia’s state border has not been violated,” the ministry reported.