Tu-142 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted flights over the neutral waters of the Arctic Ocean and the North-East Atlantic in accordance with international rules, the press service of the Russian Northern Fleet said on November 29.
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It is noted that the flight lasted 12 hours, during which time Russian aircraft covered more than 7 thousand km.
“Flights of long-range anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 of the Northern Fleet were carried out in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace over neutral waters,” – quoted by the message “Interfax”.
On November 28, it was reported that two British fighters had climbed to escort Russian Tu-142s near Scotland.
The fighters took off from Lossiemouth Air Force Base in Scotland and headed for Russian aircraft flying over the international waters of the Atlantic.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has repeatedly indicated that all flights of Russian military aviation always take place in accordance with international law and over neutral territories, without violating the borders of other states.