Five Russian Tu-22 bombers passed close by over the Black Sea on Wednesday

Five Russian strategic bombers have raised alert with the Bulgarian and Turkish Air Forces after flying close by over the Black Sea on Wednesday.

The five Russian Tu-22 bombers were detected right off Bulgaria’s coast, on the fringes of the Bulgarian air space. The Bulgarian military has explained that the Russian bombers never entered Bulgaria’s air space, even though they reached within 40 km of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.

At the same time, however, the Russian bombers are reported to have caused alarmed the Turkish Air Force, with unofficial information saying that the Turkish military immediate flew two F-16 fighters to escort the Russian bombers.

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