Report: U.S. fighter jets escort Russian warplanes over Arctic Ocean

MOSCOW, – Two US F-22 fighter jets escorted Tu-95MC Russian strategic bombers over the Arctic Ocean, the Interfax news agency cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Friday.

Russian warplanes carried out planned flights over neutral waters in the Arctic Ocean, and the Bering and Okhotsk seas, and were escorted by US jets on parts of the flights, the Defense Ministry was quoted as saying.

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