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ITV news has a brief story on RAF jets being scrambled to intercept a private aircraft that had lost contact with air traffic control. This is the RAF’s key UK defence activity which gets little publicity, for obvious security reasons, but occasionally as in this case a news organisation will pick up on it.
Ukraine suspended all military flights from 14/07/2014 following the downing of a military transport plane at 6,000 meters. Unfortunately this did not lead to a similar closing of airspace to civilian air traffic.