Russia plans long-range bomber flights near North American waters: agency

November 12, 2014 5:03 PM

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Russia plans long-range bomber flights near North American waters: agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it planned patrols by long range bombers around North American waters, a move likely to raise Western concerns after NATO accusations of "provocative" incursions into European air space.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said flights along the border of the Russian Federation and over the Arctic Ocean were foreseen as part of training for long-range operations, according to state agency Itar Tass.

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