The Russian diplomatic mission in Washington commented on the appearance of the US Air Force strategic bomber near the Russian borders over the Baltic
The appearance of the American strategic bomber B-52H Stratofortress over the Baltic Sea during the NATO exercise Baltops 2021 was commented on by the Russian authorities. We are talking about combat aircraft that are capable of carrying nuclear weapon... One of these American bombers appeared during the mentioned exercises near the Russian borders.
The Russian embassy in the United States commented on the actions of the Pentagon to send strategic missile carriers to the borders of the Russian Federation over the Baltic. The diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation in Washington noted that the very appearance of the B-52H of the US Air Force in the immediate vicinity of the Russian borders is a provocation and outright saber-rattling.
The statement of the Russian diplomatic mission indicates that the actions of the United States are aimed at aggravating the situation in Europe and at the same time at deteriorating the atmosphere on the eve of the meeting of the presidents of the two countries in Geneva. Representatives of the Russian embassy called on the United States to abandon the practice of escalation and end provocative military activities along the Russian borders.
Russian military experts, meanwhile, remind the United States of their reaction when the Russian long-range aviation carries out flights in the Alaska region. In such cases, the United States declares about the "irresponsible behavior of Russia", and often about the allegedly unprofessional and dangerous actions of Russian pilots. In the case of its strategic aviation flights, the Pentagon always has everything "professionally, responsibly and safely", and in case of any questions, the United States always has the following answer: "We are protecting our allies from possible aggression."
Recall that earlier over the Baltic, the Russian Su-30SM approached the F-35A of the Italian Air Force, which was involved in the Baltops 2021 exercises and monitored Russian air defense systems in the Kaliningrad region.
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