Two Russian Su-30s escorted US bombers over the Black Sea

Two Su-30 fighters flew over the Black Sea to escort two B-1B bombers and two US Air Force KC-135 tankers. There were no violations of Russian borders, the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation reported.

The incident took place the day before, October 19. After the US military aircraft turned away from the Russian state border, the Su-30 fighters returned to the base airfield, the center said. They added that the flight of Russian aircraft “was carried out in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace.”

The last time Russian fighters flew over the Black Sea at the end of September. Then three Su-35S were escorted by the B-52H bomber of the US Air Force.

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