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The embassy considers the flights of the US bombers near the borders of Russia a provocation

The Russian Embassy in Washington regards the use by the US Department of Defense of Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bombers in NATO exercises Baltops 2021 (“Baltic Operation – 2021”) near the Russian borders as a provocation and “saber-rattling.” This is stated in a statement by diplomats in Twitter

“The use by the Pentagon in maneuvers of Baltops B-52H, which can carry nuclear weapons, is another provocation. This “saber-rattling” is fueling tensions in Europe. Clouding the atmosphere ahead of the Russian-American summit. We call on the United States to radically reconsider approaches to security on the continent, to stop dangerous activity near the Russian borders, ”the message says.

The Baltops naval exercises in the Baltic Sea are held every year. This year they run from 6 to 18 June. 16 NATO countries, Finland and Sweden take part in them, 40 naval units, 60 aircraft and 4 thousand military orders are involved in the maneuvers.

Earlier, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov said that a batch of modern weapons is planned to be delivered to Ukraine under the cover of major military exercises in Ukraine Sea Breeze with the involvement of NATO forces for subsequent transfer to the region of Donetsk and Lugansk. Exercise Sea Breeze will be held from June 28 to July 10. Prior to this, NATO Noble Jump exercises ended in Romania.

How did the NATO exercises in Romania go – in the material of Kommersant.

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