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Russia says British jets escorted its Tu-160 nuclear-capable bombers

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British fighter jets escorted two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 nuclear-capable bombers on stretches of an hours-long patrol, Russia’s Defense Ministry was quoted as saying by Interfax.

“Two Tu-160 long-range strategic missile carriers performed a scheduled flight in the airspace above the neutral waters of the Barents, Norwegian, and North Seas,” the ministry was quoted as saying by the Russian news agency on Saturday.

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“The Russian strategic missile carriers were accompanied by Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets of the British Air Force at some stages of the route,” it added.

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