The Russian Ministry of Defense commented on NATO fighters escorting Tu-160 bombers
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Russian Tu-160 VKS missile carriers over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea were shadowed by foreign fighters. On June 15, the Tu-160s operated scheduled flights over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea.
“At certain stages of the flight route, Russian strategic missile carriers were accompanied by F-16 Falcon jets from the Danish Air Force and F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from the Finnish Air Force, as well as Swedish Air Force JAS-39 Grapen fighters,” the Ministry stated.
In addition, Russian aircraft on the routes were accompanied by Su-27 fighters of the Western Military …read more