Russian Bombers Overfly The Caribbean

The Russian News Agency, TASS,  quoting Defense Ministry Officials, has reported that Russian strategic bombers flew over the Caribbean Sea for about ten hours.

The News Agency said Russian Defense Officials disclosed Wednesday that the bombers were accompanied by Venezuelan fighter jets at certain times.

“During the international visit of the Aerospace Defense Forces’ delegation to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, pilots of strategic bombers Tu-160 conducted a flight in the airspace over the Caribbean Sea. The flight lasted for about 10 hours,” the press service said.

“In certain parts of the route, the flight of Russian bombers was conducted together with Su-30 and F-16 fighter jets of the Venezuelan National Bolivarian Military Aviation. The pilots from the two countries practiced air cooperation when fulfilling air tasks,” the defense ministry added.

The Organization of American States on Wednesday said that the act violates Venezuela’s constitution because it was never authorized by the Caracas legislators.

The Voice of America (VOA) reported that a pair of Tu-160 bombers arrived Monday at Maiquetia airport outside Caracas.

The VOA quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying that the aircraft  were escorted by Venezuelan fighter jets during part of the training mission Wednesday to practice interaction.

The Tu-160 is capable of carrying conventional or nuclear-tipped cruise missiles with a range of 5,500 kilometers (3,410 miles), the VOA said.

“The Russian bombers’ deployment came as Russia-U.S. relations have worsened because of the allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and other issues,” the VOA reported.

 

 

8 COMMENTS

  1. It looks like the Grenada Revolution has just slipped our minds. Because of our economic vulnerability, it appears as if the Caribbean peoples are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past and will remain pawns and salves of the rich and so called powerful nations. Our power hungry politicians will do anything to sustain themselves in power. Sadly there are many imps who condone their actions.

  2. Boii . Did Bombers looking for a strip club in the Caribbean. They hear how umpa siren making girls bend for the beng

  3. Well Maduro,wich means ripe in spanish,lives in a world of fantasy,he still believes that his socialism is so special that it can survive,these days.He cant look back at Cuba,Russia.Angola,and analize what went wrong?He has lost all the South American countries that once backed him up.History has not been written yet,when it comes to Cuba,and its a shame.Venezuela is suffering,the country is a mess,it needs help,so it has to go with who ever is willing to help them,no matter the colour,of the flag.These mistakes have been done thousands of times,and this is just one more in the book.

  4. Blessed are they that do his Commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the gates of the holy city.

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