US, Canadian Jets Scrambled to Escort Russian Bombers Away from North America Coastline

FILE PHOTO: Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber. CREDIT: Vitaly V. Kuzmin

(From RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on January 26 said two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers were identified entering an area patrolled by the Royal Canadian Air Force on January 25. . . .

Russian state-run TASS news agency on January 27 cited U.S. officials as saying the Russian jets did not enter “sovereign territory.”

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