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WorldRussia flies nuclear-capable bombers to region facing Alaska

21:55  14 august  2019
21:55  14 august  2019 Source:   reuters.com

US and Canadian military aircraft intercept 2 Russian bombers north of Alaska coast

US and Canadian military aircraft intercept 2 Russian bombers north of Alaska coast U.S. and Canadian fighter aircraft intercepted two Russian Tu-95 Bear H bombers over the Beaufort Sea north of the Alaskan and Canadian coast on Thursday.

MOSCOW, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Russia's Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday it had flown two nuclear-capable Tu-160 bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as part of a training exercise.

Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers to region facing Alaska © Thomson Reuters FILE: Russian Tu-160 Supersonic Bomber flies during a military parade marking the Belarus Independence Day in Minsk, Belarus July 3, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Russian government newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta said on its website that the flight showed Moscow's ability to base nuclear bombers within 20 minutes flight time from the United States.

The defense ministry said in a statement that the planes had covered a distance of over 6,000 km (3728 miles) from their home base in western Russia to deploy in Anadyr in the Chuktoka region which faces Alaska.

(Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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