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Russian fighters escort U.S. bomber over Pacific


The Russian pilots identified the air target as a U.S. Air Force B-52H strategic bomber and then escorted it.

 Russian fighters on Sunday escorted a U.S. strategic bomber over the neutral waters of the Pacific, said the Russian Defense Ministry.

Russian radars detected an air target approaching Russian borders over the Pacific, and three Su-35S fighters of Russia's Eastern Military District took off in response, the ministry said.

The Russian pilots identified the air target as a U.S. Air Force B-52H strategic bomber and then escorted it.

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No violation of Russian borders was allowed and the flight of the Russian aircraft strictly complied with international rules for the use of airspace, it said. 

Published : September 27, 2021