Russian anti-submarine aircrafts Tu-142MK conducted flights over the Barents and Norwegian seas, as well as over the Pacific, they were accompanied by fighters of the USA and Norway, according to the defense Ministry.
"The twenty-seventh June 2020 three distant antisubmarine aircraft Tu-142MK carried out planned flights over the Barents and Norwegian seas," - said in the message.
Aerospace defence command North America (NORAD) reported that the F-22 for the U.S. air force with support from refueling aircraft KC-135 Stratotankers intercepted two Russian anti-submarine aircraft Il-38 in the district of Alaska.
It is reported that the Russian aircraft remained in international airspace.
The flight of Russian strategic bombers Tu-95MS at the US border did not violate any international norms and is a response to the increasing activity of the U.S. air force on the Western borders of the Russian Federation, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, a member of the Supreme Council of the organization of the "Strong Russia" the Hero of Russia, test pilot Anatoly Knyshov.
Previously, the defense Ministry said that the fighter aircraft USAF F-22 was accompanied by four Russian strategic bomber Tu-95MS near the border of Russia and the USA.
The F-22 for the U.S. air force lifted into the air to escort Russian bombers Tu-95MS near the border of Russia and the United States of America, the message of the defense Ministry.
A flight of four Russian bombers were planned and took place over neutral waters of the Chukchi, Bering and Okhotsk seas, and North Pacific ocean.