U.S. fighters escort Russian bombers over Bering Sea – media

16:20, 07 September 2018
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The Russian Defense Ministry on September 7 confirmed the incident, saying the bombers were performing "scheduled flights over neutral waters" when they were escorted by the U.S. F-22 warplanes, RFE/RL wrote.

Earlier, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD), Michael Kucharek, told journalists that the Russian bombers were flying "in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, south of the Aleutian Islands."

"At no time did the Russian bombers enter Canadian or United States sovereign airspace," he said.

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