Aircraft of the United States, Belgium, Finland and Sweden was accompanied by the flight of a Russian Tu-22M3.
Aircraft of NATO countries quickly reacted to the appearance of Russian long-range bombers Tu-22M3 bombers over the Baltic and Norwegian seas. This was reported in the defense Ministry.
As noted in the Russian defense Ministry, the bombers performed a training flight.
“20 September 2017 the crews of long-range bombers Tu-22M3 made routine flights over the neutral waters of the Baltic and Norwegian seas. Training flights of the crews of distant aircraft was performed in accordance with the action plan of combat training during the summer training period in 2017,” – said in the defense Ministry.
The Russian military has indicated that while flying over the Baltic sea to the Russian air flew F-16 fighter jets of the Belgian air force, F-18 Finnish air force, F-15 US air force and the JAS-39 Swedish air force and 70 minutes accompanied.
In the area of the Norwegian sea Russian Tu-22M3 company for half an hour was the F-16 fighters of the U.S. air force.
The pilots of Distant aircraft in the training plan regularly performs flights over neutral waters of the Atlantic, the Arctic, the Black sea, the Pacific ocean, the Ministry noted.
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