Today, Tuesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that US Air Force fighters accompanied Russian strategic bombers during the latter’s flight over international waters in the Far East.
The Russian defense said in a statement that two Russian “Tu-95MS” strategic missile carriers carried out a planned flight that lasted about 12 hours over international waters in the Chukchi, Beaufort, Bering, and Okhotsk seas, in the Pacific Ocean.
The statement added: “In some parts of their path, the two planes accompanied Su-35S fighters of the Russian Air Force’s space forces, and MiG-31 fighters belonging to the Russian Navy, in addition to the F-22 fighters of the US Air Force. “.
The statement indicated that the Russian strategic bombers regularly fly over international waters in the regions of the Arctic, the North Atlantic, the Black Sea, and the Baltic Sea, in addition to the Pacific Ocean, and all of their flights are in strict accordance with international rules.