“Aside from airborne troops’ drills we also organised a patrol mission over the Arctic Ocean by Russia’s strategic bombers Tu-95MS. Four planes have been flying over the northern districts for 12 hours. After refuelling in the air they will continue their patrol for another 12-14 hours,” he said.
The bombers left the Ukrainka air base in the Amur region, Russia’s Far East, at 22:30 Moscow time on Thursday. After the bombers fulfil their mission, they will return to the same air base.