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Two supersonic Tu-160 make a 10-hour flight over neutral waters of the Barents and Norwegian seas on October 31, the day of the start of NATO exercises in the region. This is with reference to the defense Ministry of Russia, reports “Interfax”.
“Two strategic bomber Tu-160 performed a scheduled flight over neutral waters of the Barents and Norwegian seas. The aircraft reached target area to perform a flight task”, — said the Agency.
According to the Agency, the flight ATT are performed in strict accordance with international rules of using airspace, without violating borders of other countries.
Wednesday in Norway has started an active phase of the strategic NATO exercises Trident Juncture 2018 (the”Single Trident-2018″). In them take part about 50 thousand soldiers, 250 aircraft and 65 ships and 10 thousand units of military equipment of the 29 member countries of the Alliance, as well as Sweden and Finland. This is the most large-scale maneuvers on the Northern flank of NATO after the cold war.
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