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Russia Conducts Largest Navy Exercise Since Cold War As Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin Meet

Posted on AllSides June 16th, 2021
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The U.S. scrambled three F-22 stealth fighter jets from Hawaii on Sunday in an unscheduled flight that may have been in response to the presence of a Russian Navy exercise.

The missile-armed F-22 Raptors were launched from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, according to Honolulu's Star Advertiser, as a Russian fleet carried out exercises in what Russian authorities say is the largest naval exercise since the Cold War.

The exercise comes ahead of President Joe Biden's meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. The two leaders are scheduled to meet in Geneva on...

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