Russian bombers finish routine patrol over Pacific

09:10, April 16, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Two Tu-95MS strategic bombers patrolled the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Japan on Thursday, the Russian Air Force spokesman said.

The bombers took off from the Ukrainka air base in the Amur Region and finished the 12-hour routine patrol, Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Drik, spokesman of the Russian Air Force told Itar-Tass.

"The Russian aircraft were accompanied en-route by F-15, F-16, and F-4 fighter planes of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force," the spokesman said.

"The aircraft of the Russian Air Force make all flights strictly in accordance with international rules for the use of the airspace above neutral waters, without crossing the borders of other states," he said.

Russian strategic bombers resumed patrols over the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans in August 2007, under an order from then-President Vladimir Putin.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based eastday.com reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion