MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US Air Force F-22 fighters were scrambled to escort Russian Tu-95MS strategic missile-carrying bombers during their flight over neutral waters near the Russian-US border, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
US Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke MilanoAir Refueling with F-22, F-18
Russian Aerospace Forces’ flights are always conducted in strict compliance with international regulations, the statement further read.
In May, US strategic bombers conducted five flights along the Russian border, the ministry recalled.
Several reconnaissance planes were also spotted near Russia’s borders with the Baltic States in April, while another US aircraft conducted a mission near a Russian military base in Syria in May.