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Two strategic missile carriers Tu-160 long-range aviation performed a planned flight in airspace over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea.

Fighter escort was provided by the crews of the Su-35s of the Air Force and Air Defense Association of the Western Military District and the Su-27 of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation.

The flight duration was about 8 hours.

At certain stages of the route, Russian strategic missile carriers were accompanied by F-16 fighters of the Italian Air Force and the Danish Air Force, F-18 of the Finnish Air Force, Saab JAS-39 Gripen of the Swedish Air Force and other aircraft of foreign countries.

Long-range aviation crews regularly fly over the neutral waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, Black and Baltic Seas, and the Pacific Ocean.

All flights of aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces are carried out in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace.

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