The SNP leader admitted the word "national" could be "hugely problematic".
Typhoon Jets Scrambled to Intercept Russian Bombers
Typhoon jets were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth to intercept two Russian bombers close to UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.
Aircraft from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire were also launched as a "precautionary measure'' on Thursday but were not required to intercept the Russian jets.
It is understood the Russian Blackjack bombers did not enter UK airspace but flew from Norway and passed to the west of Shetland.
A Royal Air Force spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth intercepted two Russian Blackjack bombers and escorted them while they were in the UK area of interest.
"At no point did the Russian aircraft enter UK territorial airspace.''
A number of similar incidents have been recorded in the last year involving Russian military aircraft close to UK airspace.
Typhoons from RAF Coningsby conducted a similar operation in February, while in October and November 2015 fighter jets were scrambled from Lossiemouth to intercept Blackjack bombers flying over the North Sea.
In December last year British military officials held talks with their counterparts in Moscow over "incursions'' of Russian aircraft around the UK.
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the talks were aimed at finding ways of heading off any "miscalculation or accident''.
A police watchdog probe was launched after the remains of the 52-year-old were found in a house in Dumfries in February last year.
The accident happened at about 7.50pm on Thursday in Moodiesburn, North Lanarkshire.
More than 70 firefighters were needed to bring the blaze under control at Blochairn Fruit Market in the early hours of Thursday.
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