US Air Force B1 Lancer flew over black sea off coast of Crimea and southern Russia escorted by Turkish and Ukrainian aircraft learned GDC citing Interfax.
A few hours ago, American strategic bombers B1-B Lancer, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, suddenly appeared over the Black Sea accompanied by Turkish and Ukrainian combat aircraft according to a number of sources, B1 flew off coast of annexed territory of the Crimean peninsula, where the main Russian military facilities in this region and other military bases in the southern part of the country.
Two US strategic bombers, the B-1B Lancer, flew over the Black Sea after a transatlantic non-stop flight on Friday, the U.S. Air Force Europe said. It is indicated that during the flight over the Black Sea, the bombers were first accompanied by Ukrainian Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters, as well as Turkish KS-135 refueling aircraft. The flight over Europe also included training on integration and interaction with Polish F-16 and MiG-29 fighters, as well as with the Romanian F-16, which provided escort and combat patrols in the Black Sea region, reports Interfax.
The United States is trying not only to demonstrate its surprise and combat readiness, but also to take necessary steps to stabilize the region and support Ukrainian effort to remained aligned with NATO member countries, – the expert marks.
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