WORLD Russian fighters escort US bombers above Black Sea

WORLD

Russian fighters escort US bombers above Black Sea

Xinhua

20:47, October 20, 2021

MOSCOW, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Russian fighter jets on Wednesday escorted two U.S. strategic bombers over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, said the Russian Defense Ministry.

File photo: Agencies

Russian radars detected aerial targets approaching the Russian border over the Black Sea, and two Su-30 fighters took off in response, the ministry said.

The Russian pilots identified the air targets as two U.S. Air Force B-1B strategic bombers and two KC-135 tanker planes, before escorting them away.

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

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