Russian TV channel Zvezda has recently published a video showing two Russian supersonic, heavy strategic Tu-160 bombers taking off from an aerodrome and flying over the Atlantic.
The bombers flew over the neutral waters of the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea as well as over the Atlantic Ocean under a scheduled plan. As the total duration of the flight was 15 hours, the aircraft refuelled in mid-air.
On certain stages of the flight, the bombers were followed by Norwegian and British fighters. At the same time, the Russian Defence Ministry noted that such flights are taking place regularly and in compliance with international regulations on the use of airspace.