U.S. fighters escort Russian bombers during training flight: Russian military

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-17 23:13:25|Editor: huaxia

MOSCOW, June 17 (Xinhua) -- U.S. F-22 fighters escorted four Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers when they were on a routine training flight, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

The Russian aircraft flew over the neutral waters of the Chukchi, Bering and Okhotsk seas, as well as the northern Pacific Ocean, for about 11 hours, the ministry's Zvezda broadcasting service said.

Russian military planes regularly perform training flights over the neutral waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, the Pacific Oceans and the Black and Baltic seas, with pilots complying with all international rules for the use of airspace, the ministry said. Enditem