US 10th time in year intercepted Russian Tu-142 aircraft over Alaska

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian aircraft did not enter sovereign airspace of United States or Canada
10:47, 28 June 2020

Tupolev TU-142
Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

American F-22 invisible fighters on Saturday intercepted four Russian reconnaissance aircraft from Alaska. According to Reuters, the North American Aerospace Defense Command NORAD, an American and Canadian defense organization, reported this.

Russian anti-submarine Tu-142 was discovered 65 nautical miles south of the Aleutian Islands. For eight hours, they were in the air defense identification zone in the Alaska area, reports The Voice of America.

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According to NORAD, Russian aircraft did not enter the sovereign airspace of the United States or Canada.

Russian Tu-142 military aircraft were intercepted from Alaska for the tenth time this year.

The fighters accompanying the Russian Tu-142 are located at the Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, NORAD spokesman Captain Cameron Hillier said.

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"From July 1, some flights between Turkey and Ukraine will be resumed. I agree with Recep Tayyip Erdogan that this will give impetus to the resumption of the tourism industry. Thank you for your humanitarian assistance. We are deepening the strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey in all areas of common interest,” he stated.

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