WATCH: Two Japanese fighters shadow Russian supersonic bomber over Pacific

Footage shows a Mitsubishi F-15J and a Mitsubishi F-2 of Japan’s Self-Defence Air Force escorting a Russian Tupolev Tu-95MS subsonic bomber.

Japanese combat planes of the Self-Defense Air Force shadowed a Russian long-range bomber while it was performing a routine flight over the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk, as well as the western part of the Pacific Ocean as footage released by the Ministry of Defence on Friday shows.

According to Russia’s Ministry of Defence, all flights are carried out in strict accordance with international law.