The US strategic bomber flew over 30 NATO countries in one day, and the Russian Defense Minister warned: Western countries’ actions undermined the glo
The US strategic bomber flew over 30 NATO countries in one day, and the Russian Defense Minister warned: Western countries’ actions undermined the global security system
[Global Times Comprehensive Report] The US "Stars and Stripes" reported on June 1 that, as a "show of power against Russia," the US military B-52H strategic bomber flew over Europe and the United States within one day, accompanied by fighters from more than 20 countries. Over all 30 NATO countries in North America.
According to reports, May 31 is the United States Memorial Day. The US Air Force Command in Europe-Africa stated in a statement that the mission on the day was divided into the European part and the North American part. The B-52H bombers deployed in Spain are responsible for the European part of the mission. They have carried out aerial refueling and integrated flight training under the escort of more than 20 allied fighters. The B-52H bombers that took off from the United States were responsible for the North American part of the aerial demonstrations, and they flew over the United States and Canada.
The commander of the U.S. Air Force Europe-Africa Air Force Command, General Jeff Harigian, said in a statement: "Today's mission is an awesome demonstration of NATO air superiority. When we face it together, there is no challenge that cannot be dealt with. The U.S. Air Force stated that this is the second time this type of mission known as "Allied Sky Operations" has been carried out since the United States began deploying B-52H bombers in Europe in 2018. The US military stated that since 2018, US bombers deployed in Europe have conducted more than 200 sorties with allies, mainly to deter Russia.
Russia has received this threat signal. The US "Military Times" said on the 1st that Russian Defense Minister Shoigu responded that the military threats in the strategic direction of Russia's west continue to increase. The frequency of US strategic bombers flying over Europe is 14 times that of 7 years ago. NATO warships equipped with missiles Often enter the Baltic Sea. He said that NATO is continuing to expand the scale of exercises and training near the Russian border. In recent years, the number of NATO exercises has increased by 50%. The annual "European Defenders 2021" military exercise is currently being held with 40,000 soldiers participating in the exercise. The main purpose is to exercise how to transfer a division from the United States to Europe in its entirety. Shoigu warned that the actions of Western countries undermined the global security system and forced Moscow to take reciprocal measures. Before the end of this year, Russia will form about 20 new regiments and troops in the Western Military Region. In addition, Russia this year plans to provide about 2,000 weapons and equipment to the military region's troops. (Chenyang)