Russia urgently lifted a Su-35 to intercept an American B-52H bomber
MOSCOW, (BM) – The Su-30, Su-35 and MiG-31 fighters of the Eastern Military District (BBO) were lifted into the air to intercept the US Air Force B-52H bomber over the Sea of Okhotsk. This was reported on Friday at the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“On June 19, 2020, the air defense personnel on duty in the Eastern Military District over the neutral waters of the Sea of Okhotsk discovered and escorted a pair of US Air Force B-52N bombers. At a considerable distance from the state border of the Russian Federation, US Air Force aircraft were continuously accompanied by Russian means of control. For Su-30, Su-35 and MiG-31 fighters from the air defense forces of the Eastern Military District took off in intercepting targets,” the National Center said.
According to the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation, there were no violations of the state border of Russia.
“Flights of Russian aircraft were carried out in strict accordance with the International Rules for the Use of Airspace over Neutral Waters, without violating the borders of other states,” the National Center noted.
On June 17, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that Russian radar stations tracked the flight of American B-52H bombers over the north-eastern part of the Pacific Ocean. As the military department then explained, the bombers did not approach the borders of the Russian Federation – the flight was carried out at a distance of more than 300 km from the Russian border.
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