Two Russian warplanes of “Tupolev Tu-160” provoked panic during NATO’s “Trident Juncture” military drills.
The two Russian fighters made a 10-hour flight over Barents and the Norwegian Sea, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. The ministry added that the two aircraft did not violate the airspace of any country and flew in accordance with international rules.
Russia announced that it would conduct additional flights for its jet fighters from November 6 to 9, in the Barents Sea and international waters in northern Norway.
NATO is conducting the largest war exercise since World War II, in Norway from 25 October to 7 November.
Some 50,000 troops from 30 countries are participating in the exercises, which are the largest of its kind near the Russian border.