Russian bombers have once again put Canada to the test, this time while the Canadian prime minister was visiting the Great North to affirm sovereignty in the Arctic. Two CF-18s were launched yesterday to intercept the Russian bombers as they approached Canadian airspace, some 30 nautical miles off Inuvik, in the Northwest Territories. The Canadian fighter jets shadowed the Russian "bears" until they turned around.
The last time Russians put Canadians to the test was right before President Obama's visit to Canada in 2009. After jet fighters were scrambled to meet the bombers, Russia derided Canadian reports on the incident, saying it was all a "farce."' Read the full article at Canada.com.
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