Video: Russian TU-160 jets perform 13-hour flight near UK airspace

Two Russian Tu-160 heavy strategic bombers, accompanied by MiG-31 interceptor aircrafts, conducted a planned flight over the neutral waters of the Barents, Norwegian and North seas near the UK airspace, the Russian Defense Ministry has said.

During the 13-hour flight crews of Tu-160 and MiG-31 performed aerial refueling. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, at certain stretches of the route, Russian Tu-160 were accompanied by F-16 fighter aircrafts of Norwegian and Danish air forces.

The Ministry also added that such flights are performed regularly and strictly under international law.