Two Russian strategic Tu-160 bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons, 15 Dec returned from Venezuela on a permanent home airfield.
As reports “Radio Liberty”, the aircraft traveled more than 12 thousand kilometers and gosupravlenie in the air. The bombers flew through airspace over the Atlantic ocean, Caribbean, Norwegian and Barents seas.
10 Dec Russian bombers arrived at the airport near Caracas, Venezuela. This fact criticized the U.S. and Organization of American States expressed concern about this.
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that “the Russian and Venezuelan peoples must see what it is: two corrupt governments spend public money and destroy freedom, when their people are suffering.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called these comments “undiplomatic” and “totally unacceptable”.
Recall, October 31, two Tu-160 began many hours of flight in the area of the neutral waters of the Barents and Norwegian seas amid NATO exercises Trident Juncture 2018. However, two Tornado fighter rescue forces RAF intercepted two Russian aircraft.
In January F-16 fighter jets of the Belgian air force was raised to escort Russian Tu-160 along the waters of the North sea.