For the first time in its entire history, dating back about 65 years, the American B-52 Stratofortress ("Flying / stratospheric fortress") bombers today carried out combat missions over the territory of Ukraine. At the same time, at certain moments they were very close to the Crimea and Donbass.
He also drew attention to the fact that during the flights of American strategic bombers B-52 Stratofortress near the northern borders of the Crimean peninsula, not far from its southern coast, reconnaissance aircraft of the US and British Air Forces were seen recording the activity of Russian electronic warfare and air defense systems.
These data are confirmed by the publication "Ukrainian military portal", which reported on the flights of two bombers of the American strategic aviation over the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, in close proximity to the borders of the Crimea. They entered the territory of Ukraine from Poland and proceeded towards Kiev, after which they turned south, towards the Crimean peninsula. As of 14:00 they have already made several circles between Melitopol and Genichesk.
The publication also notes that at that time several American and British reconnaissance planes, as well as an Airbus Voyager KC3 tanker of the United Kingdom Air Force, flew over the neutral waters of the Black Sea. British aircraft were escorted by Eurofighter Typhoon fighters.