US F-22 fighters intercepted four Russian bombers over the Pacific Ocean
WASHINGTON, (BM) – US Air Force F-22 fighters were lifted into the air to escort the Russian Tu-95MS missile carriers at the border, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The flight of four Russian bombers was planned and passed over the neutral waters of the Chukchi, Bering and Okhotsk seas, as well as the northern part of the Pacific Ocean.
“Take-off was carried out from airfields on the territory of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and Amur Region. At certain stages of the route, Russian aircraft were escorted by US Air Force F-22 fighters,” the release of Russian Ministry of Defense said.
The flight lasted 11 hours. Russian long-range aviation, as noted by the Ministry of Defense, regularly flies over the Arctic, North Atlantic, Pacific Ocean, Black and Baltic Seas, and always “in strict accordance with international rules.”
The military department also recalled that last May, US strategic aviation aircraft flew five times along the borders of Russia.
Earlier, Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Armed Forces General Staff, said that Moscow recorded a high level of activity of the United States and its NATO allies near Russian borders.
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