The Russian MiG-31 intercepted two American bombers in the skies over the Bering Sea. This was reported on September 17 at the National Defense Management Center.
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The radars reportedly detected two aerial targets approaching the Russian state border. A MiG-31 fighter was taken into the air from the air defense forces of the Pacific Fleet.
“The crew of the Russian fighter identified the air targets as two strategic bombers B-1B of the US Air Force and escorted them over the water area of the Bering Sea,” reports TASS.
The flight of the Russian fighter was carried out in strict accordance with the rules for the use of airspace. American planes did not violate the Russian border.
On the eve of a Russian Su-27 fighter jet climbed over the Black Sea to intercept a British Air Force reconnaissance aircraft. According to the Russian military, there was no violation of the state border, and after the turn of the foreign aircraft, the Russian Su-27 returned safely to the base.