NATO has increased the intensity of not only naval forces in the Black sea, but also strategic aviation, as well as air and naval intelligence means. This was announced today at a briefing at the National Centre for State Defence Control of the Russian Federation by first Deputy Chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed Forces – Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff Sergey Rudskoy.
“The number of visits to the Black sea by warships of the North Atlantic Alliance remains high,” he said. ” the total duration of their stay from January to September increased by 33% compared to last year. Up to 40% of them are carriers of high-precision long-range weapons.”[…]
Rudskoy clarified that not only NATO reconnaissance aircraft are operating over the Black sea, but also American strategic bombers.
“On August 28, September 4 and September 14, US Air Force B-52H planes worked out how to use cruise missiles over the waters of the Black and Azov seas, delivering conditional missile strikes against targets in the Southern Military District. During these flights, American planes approached the Russian border at a distance of up to 11 kilometers, ” he stressed. Läs artikel