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Russia to conduct bomber patrols over three oceans

By Agencies in Moscow ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-11-14 08:08:15

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Russia's top defense official said on Wednesday that Russia will conduct long-range bomber training patrols over the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic oceans to guarantee its military presence there in response to the current geopolitical situation.

"The plans of long-haul aviation training envisage flights along the Russian borders, over the Arctic Ocean, in the western part of the Atlantic and eastern part of the Pacific oceans," Interfax News Agency quoted Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying.

Russia to conduct bomber patrols over three oceans

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