Putin’s Nuclear Showdown: Russian Tyrant Moves Bombers to Europe’s Doorsteps Days Before Big NATO Exercises
- Moved 11 nuclear-capable jets more than 1,500 miles to the Arctic Circle
- The plane was deployed to Olenya Air Base near Finland and Norway.
- Putin warned yesterday of a ‘global catastrophe’ if NATO forces clash with Russia
- Exercise Steadfast noon will see 60 NATO aircraft take part in training flights
In a classic Kremlin act of force, Moscow moved 11 nuclear-capable jets more than 1,500 miles away into the Arctic.
Deployed at nearby Oleniya Air Force Base Finland And Norway, planes can fire long-range and short-range weapons.
Seven TU-160 “Blackjack” strategic bombers and four TU-95 “Bear” hydrogen bomb carriers have been captured in new satellite imagery. According to similar images, until recently, in mid-August, no such bombers were stationed at bases on the Kola Peninsula.
Putin yesterday warned of a “global catastrophe” if NATO forces clashed directly with Russia, but the risk is now rising. A number of Russian nuclear exercises will be held at the same time that NATO will test its readiness to respond to such an attack.
The relocation of Russian aircraft from bases near Ukrainian battlefields was discovered by Israeli intelligence officials.
Putin warned yesterday of a “global catastrophe” if NATO forces clashed directly with Russia, a risk that is now rising.
They are less than 100 miles from Finland, which is currently in the process of joining NATO, and 180 miles from Norway, an existing member of the alliance.
The Royal Air Force has announced that up to 60 NATO aircraft will take part in training flights over Belgium, the North Sea and the United Kingdom in Exercise “Stedfast Noon” to practice the use of the European-based US nuclear bomb. completes last-minute preparations.
The training, which begins Monday, will simulate a tactical strike, with RAF Typhoons taking on the role of Russian MiG fighters and RAF F-35 Lightnings escorting US nuclear bombers.
A nuclear-capable US B-52 ‘Stratofortress’ aircraft will join the transatlantic, joining US F-15 Eagle jets based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.
NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg (pictured) said despite the tense international situation, noon exercises will take place next week when up to 60 NATO aircraft will take part in training flights over Belgium, the North Sea and the UK. made it clear that
Moscow has moved 11 nuclear-capable jets more than 1,500 miles to the Arctic Circle. Seven TU-160 “Blackjack” strategic bombers and four TU-95 “Bear” hydrogen bomb carriers have been captured in new satellite imagery.Photo: TU-160 ‘Blackjack’ Strategic Bomber
NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said this week that the alliance would continue its annual operations despite the tense international situation.
Suspending training because of the war in Ukraine would send a “very wrong signal,” he said, adding that NATO’s military strength is the best way to prevent further escalation of tensions. claimed.
Putin yesterday warned NATO not to intervene in Ukraine, adding: “I hope those who make the decisions will decide not to intervene.”
Western officials said Russia was “rapidly depleting” its supply of missiles and sanctions prevented it from importing the parts needed to make replacements. “For these reasons, Russia cannot sustain air combat indefinitely.”
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