The Russian defense Ministry said all flights by Russian VKS carried out in strict compliance with international rules.
The official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said that the route of flight of two Tu-160 took place through neutral waters in the Barents and Norwegian seas and Atlantic ocean.
During a patrol of the Tu-160 was accompanied by foreign aircraft, including RAF. The General said to them, “escort the Russian planes and ships of the Russian Navy, why is it always considered an exceptional event and the main news of the day.”
Konashenkov added that during the flight, the Tu-160 refueled in the air from the aircraft tanker Il-78.
Defense Ministry spokesman stressed that all flights of the Russian HQs are carried out in strict accordance with international rules, without violating the borders of other countries.
As reported, the UK raised in the air Typhoon fighters to intercept two Russian Tu-160 bombers that flew close to British borders.
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