Photo: Alexey kudenko / RIA Novosti
Two F-22 U.S. air force escorted Russian bombers-rocket carriers Tu-95, when they carried out planned flights over neutral waters of the Arctic ocean, Bering and Okhotsk seas. On Saturday, may 12, said Agency spokesman Igor Konashenkov, his words leads RIA Novosti.
“On a separate route, not approaching closer than 100 meters, FSI Russian planes, carrying out flight on a patrol route, for 40 minutes, was accompanied by two F-22 fighter, the U.S. air force,” — said Konashenkov.
According to him, the strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS and distant anti-aircraft Tu-142 Russian Navy has successfully fulfilled all the tasks set before them. “During the 17-hour flight the crews of Tu-95MS and Tu-142 worked refueling in the air,” — said the representative of the Ministry of defense.
Konashenkov added that during the flight the aircraft long-range and naval aviation were accompanied by MiG-31 and su-35 of Russian air force.
“All flights are performed in strict accordance with international rules of airspace, without violating borders of other States”, — he stressed.
Earlier, on may 12, CNN reported that two Russian Tu-95 were intercepted by American F-22 fighters in international airspace off the coast of Alaska. It was noted that the F-22 escorted the Russian aircraft until they left the area of identification of air defense of the United States, which is located near the Western coast of Alaska North of the Aleutian Islands.
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