June 19, 2020 / 7:29 AM / 18 days ago

Russia scrambles jets to escort U.S. bombers over Okhotsk Sea - Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia scrambled fighter jets to intercept two U.S. B-52 bombers flying over the Sea of Okhotsk, off Russia’s far eastern coast, the Interfax news agency cited the Defence Ministry in Moscow as saying on Friday.

Two days ago, Russia said the U.S. had scrambled fighter jets to escort four Russian nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-95MS bombers as they carried out a planned flight near the U.S. border.

Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet

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