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Norway scrambles fighter jets to follow Russian bombers – Moscow

Wed, 27 Oct 2021   |  Reading Time: < 1 minute

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Norway scrambled fighter jets to escort two Russian TU-160 bombers over the Barents and Norwegian seas, the Russian defence ministry said on Wednesday, according to local news agencies.

They said the two bombers had completed an eight-hour patrol over the Arctic seas. “At certain stages of the route, Russian strategic missile-carriers were followed by F-16 fighter jets of Norwegian air force,” Russia’s defence ministry was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency.


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