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Russian fighter jets escorted a US air force aircraft over the sea of Okhotsk

The Russian air force was raised in the air fighters to intercept American bombers-52N over the sea of Okhotsk, Russian border they are not violated, stated in the National control centre defense of the Russian Federation.

Meanwhile, over the past 1.5 weeks, the U.S. air force themselves twice raised the fighters in the air to escort Russian strategic bombers Tu-95MS in the same area, near the border of Russia and the USA.

"The nineteenth of June, the duty air defense forces of the Eastern military district (TSB) over neutral waters of the sea of Okhotsk was discovered and taken to support a couple of bombers-52N United States air force. At a considerable distance from the state border of Russian aircraft the US air force was continuously accompanied by the Russian means of control", - said in a release.

To intercept targets in the air rose the su-30, su-35 and MiG-31 from the composition of rescue forces TSB on air defense.

The state border of the Russian Federation are not violated. Flights by Russian aircraft were performed "in strict accordance with international rules."

Earlier, the chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the RF armed forces, Colonel-General Sergey rudskoy said that the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation captures a high level of military activity of the US and its NATO allies near Russia's borders. According to him, the Armed forces of the Russian Federation will continue to monitor military activity of NATO on its borders for the timely adoption of measures to ensure security and prevent incidents.