Russian bombers did not cross into U.S. banned coastal zones, says commander

Russian Long-Range aircraft fly near U.S. borders in accordance with all international agreements and the U.S. air defense worries are unjustified, said Russian Air Force Commander-in-chief, Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev.

Russian Long-Range aircraft fly near U.S. borders in accordance with all international agreements and the U.S. air defense worries are unjustified, said Russian Air Force Commander-in-chief, Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev.

"We flew, we fly and will be flying. We do not interfere with one another, we are not disturbing them. They scramble their fighters, let them do so, we will bypass them. We are not trying to disturb them or create any problems. Nor do I understand why they are so worried there," Bondarev said at a briefing on the eve of the Russian Air Force Day on Monday.

When flying over neutral waters Russian bombers do not go "into those waters where they shouldn't go," and the Russian Air Force has evidence of that which can be produced at any moment, should complaints arise, he said.

"We respect the sovereignty of all countries of the world, and not one 'strategist' has ever crossed into a zone above territorial waters. If someone somewhere is unhappy with us, we prove this is not the case and show the objective monitoring (data) and all navigation reports and space (satellite data) confirms that we fly along itineraries that have absolutely no effect on any given state," sad Bondarev, commenting on foreign media reports about Russian bombers invading the U.S. air defense zone.

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