US strategic bombers in August and September conducted simulated attacks on military targets in southern Russia and flew close to the Russian border. This was announced on Friday, September 18, at the General Staff of the Russian Federation.
General’s rehearsal: the United States has practiced strikes on Russian territory
“On August 28, September 4 and September 14, US Air Force B-52H planes worked out approaches to the lines of using cruise missiles over the waters of the Black and Azov Seas with the delivery of simulated missile strikes on objects in the Southern Military District,” Interfax reports the words of the chief of the Chief Operations Directorate (GOU) of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Sergei Rudsky.
He also clarified that American planes were approaching the Russian border at a distance of up to 11 km.
Earlier on September 14, it was reported that Russian fighters intercepted three strategic B-52 bombers of the US Air Force in the skies over the Black Sea – American aircraft were approaching the state border of the Russian Federation from Ukraine.
Crews of Russian Su-27 and Su-30 fighters identified the aerial targets as three US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers and escorted them over the Black Sea.
There was no violation of the state border of the Russian Federation.
On September 6, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the aviation of NATO member countries was making regular flights, imitating the delivery of missile strikes on Russian territory.
Later, the military department reported that on August 28, B-52H Stratofortress bombers of the US Air Force were practicing airstrikes on Russia during the Allied Sky exercises. The Russian Defense Ministry stressed that such actions “are hostile and provocative.”