Russian fighter jet escorts US bomber above Sea of Japan

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No violation of Russian borders occurred, and the Russian aircraft strictly complied with international rules for the use of airspace…reports Asian Lite News

A Russian fighter jet escorted a strategic bomber over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan, the Defence Ministry in Moscow said.

Russian radars on Sunday detected an air target approaching the Russian border over the Sea of Japan, and a MiG-31 fighter from Russia’s Eastern Military District took off in response, Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry as saying.

The Russian crew identified the air target as a US Air Force B-1B strategic bomber, before escorting it away.

No violation of Russian borders occurred, and the Russian aircraft strictly complied with international rules for the use of airspace, the Ministry added.

Last week, Russian Pressident Vladimir Putin said that the entire world economy depends on the condition of the US economy, Russia is interested in the absence of leaps there.

“The United States is the largest economy in the world, very high-tech. The entire world economy depends on the condition of the American economy, and we are objectively interested in the absence of unrest, leaps there, but this does not depend on us,” Putin said in an interview with CNBC published on the Kremlin website.

He said Moscow is closely watching what is happening, analyzing and taking the necessary steps in order to ensure its long-term interests. (ANI/Sputnik)

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