NATO fighters accompanied aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and naval aviation in flights over the Arctic and Pacific oceans, the Baltic Sea. This was reported on August 28 by the RF Ministry of Defense.
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“The duration of the flights was over 12 hours. During this time, aircraft crews covered routes over 10 thousand km long. In some areas of flights, Russian aircraft were accompanied by fighters from NATO countries, ”said the Russian National Defense Control Center.
Eight Tu-142 anti-submarine aircraft, four Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft, two Su-24M bombers, two Tu-95MS strategic bombers and one Il-78 tanker took part in the flights, TASS reports.
Earlier on the same day, it became known that the strategic bomber of the American Air Force B-52 as part of the Allied Sky mission on the evening of August 28 will fly over Estonia at an altitude of 8.5 thousand meters.
At the end of April, Norway raised F-16 fighters to escort Russian Tu-22M3 missile-carrying bombers in the skies over the Barents and Norwegian Seas.