This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

“Two strategic missile carriers Tu-160 of long-range aviation performed a planned flight in airspace over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea,” TASS reports.

It is noted that "the fighter escort was provided by the crews of the Su-35S aircraft of the Air Force and Air Defense Association of the Western Military District and the Su-27 naval aviation of the Baltic Fleet."

The ministry said that at certain stages of the route, Russian missile carriers "were accompanied by F-16 fighters of the Italian Air Force and the Danish Air Force, F-18 of the Finnish Air Force, Saab JAS-39 Gripen of the Swedish Air Force and other aircraft of foreign countries."

In August, it was reported that the strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS performed scheduled flights over the neutral waters of the Sea of ​​Japan.

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