March 21, 2023, 11:47
Ministry of Defense: two Russian Tu-95MS missile carriers conducted patrols over the Sea of Japan
The Russian military lifted into the air two Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers of the Aerospace Forces (VKS) of the Russian Federation to patrol over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan. This was announced in Ministry of Defense of Russia.
“Two strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS of long-range aviation performed a scheduled flight in the airspace over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan,” the report said.
It is specified that the flight lasted more than seven hours. Representatives of the Ministry of Defense added that fighter escort was provided by the crews of Su-35S Su-30SM aircraft of the air defense and air force formations of the Eastern Military District.
The ministry noted that long-range aviation pilots constantly fly over the neutral waters of the North Atlantic, the Arctic, the Baltic and Black Seas, and the Pacific Ocean. All flights of aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces are carried out in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace, the department stressed.
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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