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Report: Russia bombers get NATO escort near Alaska

NATO forces sent jets to escort two Russian long-range air force bombers patrolling neutral skies near Alaska on Wednesday, Russian news agencies quoted the defence ministry as saying.

 

Russia's military has resumed its Cold War practice of flying regular patrols far beyond its borders, and in the last year has also sent turbo-prop Tu-95s over US Naval aircraft carriers and the Pacific island of Guam. (Reuters)