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US Fighters Intercept 4 Nuke-Capable Russian Bombers Near Alaska

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Russian Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bombers fly over the Kremlin and Red Square in downtown Moscow. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 09:06 AM

The United States scrambled fighter jets to escort four Russian nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bombers as they carried out a planned flight near the U.S. border, the RIA news agency cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying.

The Russian aircraft carried out an 11-hour flight over neutral waters of the Chukotsk, Bering, and Okhotsk Seas as well as the northern part of the Pacific Ocean, the ministry was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

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The United States scrambled fighter jets to escort four Russian nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bombers as they carried out a planned flight near the U.S. border, the RIA news agency cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying.
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