Two US strategic bombers "B-52H" conducted a training flight over the Black Sea and one approached Crimea, simulating a bombing of the area.
The training is part of a "process of integration and preparations for cooperation with European allies and partners," a statement from the US Forces Command in Europe said.
According to the monitoring site "PlaneRadar" that the US sorties were carried out on October 19, and one of the strategic bombers "B-25H" approached the Crimea in a simulation of a virtual attack.
The US military statement that the sorties of the bombers took 12 hours, and conducted a joint exercise with military personnel from Romania, Ukraine and Georgia.
The B-52H Stratofortress, produced by Boeing between 1952 and 1962, was turned into a strategic bomber capable of delivering two high-powered thermonuclear bombs to any point in the Soviet Union, and is still the long-range strategic bomber in a weapon. American air.
This is not the first time these strategic bombers appear near the Russian border, where a bomber of this type carried out a sortie in March, which carried out several times a virtual bombing missions to the base of the Russian Baltic Sea Fleet. Russian several times to intercept these American aircraft.
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed regret, noting that the appearance of US bombers near the Russian border is exacerbating tensions, while the Russian Defense Ministry has repeatedly called on Washington to stop such operations, but the Pentagon responded in a negative way.
Source: RIA Novosti