Russian bombers fly over international waters in Arctic

A still image from a video, released by Russia’s Defence Ministry, shows what it said to be a strategic bomber taking off at an unknown location before a routine flight over international waters in the Arctic, in this image taken from footage released August 14, 2023. (Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS)

Russian strategic bombers have carried out routine flights over international waters in the Arctic, the defence ministry said on Monday.

Russia regularly flies its Tu-160 and Tu-95МS long-range bombers, which are capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles, over international waters.

“All the flights were carried out in strict compliance with international airspace regulations,” the ministry said, adding that the longest flight had lasted for more than seven hours.

Sweden: US bombers land in northern Sweden for first time, The Independent Barents Observer

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Norway: Expelled ‘diplomats’ left Norway via Kirkenes and Istanbul, The Independent Barents Observer

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Sweden:Still no green light from Turkey over Sweden’s NATO membership, Radio Sweden

United States: U.S. nominates Alaskan as first Arctic ambassador, Eye on the Arctic

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