June 10, 2020 / 9:01 AM / 25 days ago

U.S. aircraft intercept Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. fighter jets intercepted and escorted four Russian nuclear-capable bombers during a routine flight over neutral waters near the United States, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the Russian Defence Ministry.

Russia said the 11-hour flight, carried out by its Tupolev Tu-95MS bombers, complied with international law and that U.S. F-22 Raptor tactical fighters had accompanied its planes during some stages of their flight.

Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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