NATO fighters accompany 10 Russian Tu-142 aircraft: Russian navy commander

NATO fighters accompanied 10 Russian Tu-142 aircraft during their flight in the far sea area, which flew as part of the Ocean Shield-2020 naval exercises, TASS news agency reported on Saturday, citing Russian navy commander Nikolai Yevmenov.

“Ten Tu-142 antisubmarine aircraft performed scheduled flights to the far sea zone over the waters of the Black, Baltic, Norwegian, Chukchi and Beaufort seas, along the Northern Sea Route and over the neutral waters of the Pacific Ocean,” Yevmenov said.

“The aircraft that were on duty in the far sea area were accompanied by fighter jets from the NATO countries,” he added.

According to Yevmenov, violations of security measures and international airspace rules were not allowed.