Russian fighters escorted the US Air Force B-1B Lancer strategic bomber over the Bering and Okhotsk Seas. This was reported at the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation on Tuesday, September 15.
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It is specified that the MiG-31 fighters of the Pacific Fleet naval aviation and the Su-35s of the Eastern Military District took off into the air.
“The crews of Russian fighters have identified the aerial target as a US Air Force B-1B Lancer strategic bomber. After escorting the foreign aircraft, the Russian fighters safely returned to the home airfield, ”the center noted.
On September 14, the Russian National Defense Control Center announced the interception of three US Air Force B-52 strategic bombers in the skies over the Black Sea. American planes were approaching the state border of the Russian Federation from the Ukrainian side. Two Su-27s and two Su-30s flew to intercept.
On September 6, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the aviation of NATO member countries was making regular flights, imitating the delivery of missile strikes on Russian territory.