Russian Strategic Bombers Fly Over Caribbean

A Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic long-range heavy supersonic bomber aircraft lands at Maiquetia International Airport, just north of Caracas, on December 10, 2018. (Photo credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 14, 2018: Russia’s defense ministry this week said two of its strategic bombers, the Tu-160s, had flown over the Caribbean Sea for about ten hours.

They were accompanied at times by Venezuelan air force F-16s and Su-30s, with pilots from the two countries practicing “air cooperation while fulfilling air tasks.” On Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was quoted as saying, “We have spoken with representatives of Russia and have been informed that their military aircraft, which landed in Venezuela, will be leaving on Friday and going back to Russia.” Continue Reading

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