US Army spoke about reasons for flights of B-52 bombers in airspace of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Three US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers conducted vital integration exercises with Ukrainian fighters to demonstrate the ability to contain Russia
12:01, 5 September 2020

112 Agency

The reason why American B-52 bombers first entered Ukrainian airspace on September 4 is to conduct joint exercises with the Ukrainian Air Force. The US Air Force in Europe reports.

"Three US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the 5th Bomber Wing of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducted vital training on Friday to integrate with Ukrainian fighters into Ukrainian airspace," the report said.

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Yesterday's mission is part of a long-planned deployment of six B-52s at RAF Fairford Air Force Base in Gloucestershire. The mission demonstrated how advanced aircraft and crews, such as in B-52 units, provide collective defense capabilities for the United States, NATO allies and partners, and strategic and operational capabilities to contain Russia.

As we reported before, today, September 4, US Air Force Boeing B-52 military aircraft entered Ukrainian airspace for the first time.

The department noted that American strategic bombers are escorting fighters from the tactical aviation brigades of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of the Su-27 and MiG-29.

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