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    Post  Aristide on Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:22 pm

    GarryB wrote:After seeing your face so many times on your posts I finally found the face of the person you reminded me of...

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    And a few corrections... western pharmaceutical companys don't make drugs that cure people any more... it is not profitable... they make treatments... well mostly they make adverts and bribe doctors to proscribe their snake oil even when it is not needed... most governments spend more on developing drugs than most drug companies.

    Some of the best Soviet chemists went to live the comfortable life in the west when the Soviet Union broke down, but I am sure these people working within the US MIC recognise the risk such drugs will present to them and their families and the rabid anti Russian western media will either turn them if they are stupid or make them secretive and sneaky if the are not stupid... not many will be stupid though they obviously believed the american dream BS at some point to go there...

    But you continue with your little bubble of western culture... the pinnacle of US quality leadership last election was Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump... what a choice... I am sure in his second term he will be much nicer to the european allies that all said they could work with Hilary and that Trump was a joke... did they think he was going to forget?

    The sanctions and incompetence of western drug companies looking for treatments instead of cures will lead Russia to develop its own sector further and lead to much better much cheaper much more affordable alternatives for the rest of the world...

    Gary you dont have the intellectual capacity to correct me.

    First Russia should try to fight its extreme high level of HIV infections or if that doesnt work...propably fight its rampant alcoholism problem.

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    Post  GarryB on Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:50 pm

    Funny... now do Borat...
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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:46 pm

    Isos wrote:Are you aware that Russia has labs developing or officially making research on very dangerous virus(es?) (Not sur if we say viruses in english) that have no treatement.

    Best answer to biological attack is biological attack.

    But such weapon, once released is impossible to stop. That's very well known on both side, that's why they never deployed any chemical weapon.

    An accident with a nuk warhead won't make it explode. An incident with any biological virus will have desastrous consequencies for the planet because people travel everyday and are in contact everywhere.

    If a country is really in danger, treathening of using biological weapons can be more usefull than nuks.

    Which labs in Russia still operate?

    I imagine there are indeed labs. Because how else do they come up with all these vaccines rather quickly?

    I am of the R1N Gene due to my Russian background so yes, they can create weapons against us. But it will affect everyone as KVS said, virus' and such evolve rather quickly.

    Russian government on other hand is aware of this issue. Hence why they are quick to act in development of medicine. If I'm correct, military is also building new labs in era park.
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    Post  Aristide on Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:47 am

    GarryB wrote:Funny... now do Borat...

    I dont see a 10 year lower life expectancy as funny. Healthcare in russia is in very bad shape. HIV reaches highest numbers outside africa and alcoholism destroys entire societies.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:23 am

    What... it was not that long ago that Putin was a murderer who personally killed the Skripals and three other people too on British soil... a crime worse than anything Hitler ever did, and besides all Russians are scum and the west should work together to keep them poor and in their place.

    Now you care about them?

    Really?
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    Post  Hannibal Barca on Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:43 pm

    Estonia is now a Russian majority country. Time to vote or to fight !
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:41 am

    I was watching a show called GPS on CNN and it was saying that Eastern European countries like Poland, Romania and a few Baltic State countries I think either Estonia or Lithuania are increasing their military budget and doing military exercises in response to Russia.

    In response to Russia doing what?

    Oh, I forgot... when NATO has training exercises on Russias border in former Soviet republic states that used to be part of the Soviet Union it is to promote peace and stability in the region because obviously it makes sense for Americans to have troops on former Soviet territory right next to Russian territory.

    But when Russia has exercises on the other side of the border that means they are planning an invasion of those baltic states who abuse their own Russian citizens with the freedom to be fined if they speak Russian in public and are not allowed to vote or get government related jobs and are not even allowed a passport unless they pass tests in the native language of the country... can you see such laws being popular in the US?

    No welfare, no vote, no change of government related job unless you can speak the local native american dialect?

    This program cited that Russia doing military exercises near the border and that such exercises always followed a land grab such as in Georgia and Ukraine.

    Amusing, the Georgian invasion of South Ossetia did follow a Russian local exercise and that was possibly a reason they were able to respond so quickly, but I suspect it was Georgian support for the conflict in Chechnia that led to a lot of Russians in the region wanting a bit of revenge that also led to the rapid and relatively effective response. Regarding the Ukraine I am not so sure... the US paid for a coup to overthrow the legal government in Kiev and regions on the border with Russia refused to accept the illegal coup, after which Kiev sent in the troops and artillery and the aircraft to peacefully bomb their civilian population to capitulate and accept them as their government. Russian forces in the Crimea (legally there because of the large Russian naval base in Sevastopol) allowed the Russian forces to keep the peace while a referendum was held to decide what to do... the people chose to leave the Ukraine and join Russia... really nothing at all to do with Russian military exercises within its own border either.

    I want to know is this propaganda and what is the truth. It painted Russia and Putin in a negative light and that the US should support these countries.

    There are large Russian populations within these baltic regions who are generally being abused by their governments. The coup imposed government in the Ukraine supported by the west banned Russian language speaking in the Ukraine and in Ukrainian schools... with fines... imagine a law in Florida that banned cuban and spanish and english and you could only speak the language of the native american tribe from that region...

    They are being bastards and are trying to provoke a conflict... and they expect American blood to be spilt protecting them as they continue to yell abuse at those Russians who dared save them from the Nazis... because these new allies of yours liked the nazis...
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    Post  George1 on Fri May 24, 2019 9:35 am

    Russia to take counter-measures over US radar deployment in Norway

    Military preparations near the Russian borders cannot be ignored, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said

    MOSCOW, May 23. /TASS/. Russia reserves the right to take retaliatory measures over the deployment of a US radar in Norway, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

    "It is obvious that military preparations near the borders, be it the Russian or some other’s border, cannot be ignored by our country, like by any other country. We proceed from the fact that retaliatory measures will be taken to ensure our security," the diplomat stressed.

    "The talk is about the US Globus II radar. The radar station is based just 50 km from the border with Russia and is serviced by the military intelligence of Norway," Zakharova said.

    "It is no secret for anyone that the data received is transferred directly to the United States. In April 2016, the press release of the Norwegian armed forces said that the radar station would be upgraded in 2017-2020 to comprise a new radar [Globus III whose construction is currently underway]," the Russian diplomat said.

    Russia regularly raised this issue before the Norwegian side, Zakharova pointed out.

    "Norwegian officials get away from explaining for what purposes the upgraded station will be used. They confine themselves to the statements that the radar system ‘generally is not aimed against Russia," although it is located 50 km from Russia, the diplomat said.

    "There are all grounds to believe that the radar will be tracking precisely the territory of the Russian Federation and will become a part of the US missile shield," the spokeswoman said.

    "It is obvious that the deployment of the US radar in that area is not a purely Norwegian issue. This relates to the general context of keeping stability and predictability in the North," the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman stressed.


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    Post  George1 on Sat May 16, 2020 9:10 pm

    US Mulls Redeploying Its Nukes From Germany to Poland, Closer to Russia's Borders
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    Post  George1 on Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:59 pm

    Briefing by the Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia


    According to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on June 1, 2020, the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy held a briefing for media representatives.

    Speech by the Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel General Sergei Rudsky

    The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation constantly monitors and records the high level of military activity of the United States and its NATO allies near our borders.

    Despite the spread of a new coronavirus infection, a significant increase in the number of combat training activities of the alliance forces with a clear anti-Russian focus is noted in the world.

    The largest of these was the series of exercises Defender of Europe 2020.

    Let me remind you that in the course of them, a contingent of American troops was planned to be transferred from the continental United States to Europe. The US side planned to use more than 28 thousand military personnel, 287 tanks, 449 armored personnel carriers and 95 helicopters in the exercises.

    Another 17 countries planned to form their contingents, and five multinational associations from the NATO Joint Armed Forces in Europe.

    It should be noted that the focus of the exercises is clearly anti-Russian. For example, during these events, landing operations in the Baltic states and the Caucasus were planned to be carried out on the eve of May 9. This did not happen only because of quarantine measures.

    Almost all combat training missions were practiced at training grounds located in close proximity to our borders. The probable targets for defeat are objects located on the territory of the Russian Federation.

    In preparation for the Defender of Europe 2020, attempts were made to circumvent the provisions of the Vienna Document by splitting large exercises into smaller ones and attracting neutral states to maneuvers.

    Currently, the activity of the US Air Force and Naval forces and their allies near the Russian borders has sharply increased.

    So, in April of this year, B-1B strategic bomber aircraft flew along the Kamchatka Peninsula, and in May five such flights were recorded: May 6 - over the territory of Estonia and the Baltic Sea, May 11 - over the territory of Lithuania and the Baltic Sea, May 20 - over the territories of Sweden and Norway, May 22 - another flight in the Kamchatka Peninsula, May 29 - over the territory of Ukraine and the Black Sea.

    It should be noted that B-1B bombers appeared over Ukraine for the first time.

    During these flights, American aircraft approached the border of the Kaliningrad region at a distance of 10 km.

    In all cases, our air defense systems were timely detected by strategic bombers, established continuous control and implemented measures to prevent incidents.

    Seven lifts of duty fighters on air defense were completed. Anti-aircraft missile systems were in readiness for immediate use. ”

    The activity of NATO in the Arctic is intensifying.

    For the first time since the end of the Cold War, on the eve of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany in the Barents Sea, the exercises of the warships of the NATO combined naval forces took place.

    It consisted of three American URO destroyers, which are the basis of the marine component of the European segment of the global American missile defense system.

    In addition, this campaign involved an atomic submarine and universal supply vehicles for the US Navy, as well as the frigate URO of the British Navy.

    In the course of the exercise, the tasks of defeating objects on the territory of the Russian Federation and intercepting Russian ballistic missiles were worked out.

    We regard such actions as provocative, despite the fact that the American side in the shortest possible time notified of the calls of these ships in the Barents Sea.

    By the active actions of the Northern Fleet, the deployment of NATO ships was timely discovered, their direct escort and weapon tracking was organized. This allowed us to prevent incidents and demonstrated our determination to protect our interests in the Arctic.

    The intensity of aerial reconnaissance in the waters of the Baltic, Black and in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea also increased.

    Over the past month, 10 reconnaissance aircraft completed over the Baltic, six over the Black Sea. An American strategic reconnaissance unmanned vehicle RQ-4B over Georgia was recorded.

    Over the eastern Mediterranean, US Poseidon-type planes are systematically approaching Russian military bases in Hmeimim and Tartus.

    To prevent their aggressive reconnaissance, we are forced to raise duty fighters in the air. If in April there were seven such cases, then in May it is already 17. That is, it more than doubled.

    We regard such flights as contradicting the signed agreements to prevent incidents in Syrian airspace. "

    By such actions, the United States and its allies, hiding behind a far-fetched threat of “Russian aggression,” continue to destroy the current security system in Europe.

    A significant increase in NATO’s military activity near our borders was noted against the backdrop of a possible withdrawal of Americans from the Open Skies Treaty and Washington’s earlier steps to destroy the INF Treaty.

    Work continues on building up the missile defense infrastructure in Poland in addition to the deployed US facility in Romania. All concerns regarding the possible deployment of Tomahok cruise missiles at these bases remain.

    In addition, the Globus-3 radar station in Northern Norway in the village of Vardø continues to be upgraded in order to increase its anti-ballistic potential and expand its capabilities to monitor the internal regions of the Russian territory.

    In turn, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has always adhered to a course aimed at building a constructive dialogue with NATO.

    Today, when the world's efforts are focused on countering the spread of a new coronavirus infection, it is necessary to reduce the level of confrontation, to refrain from aggressive actions and the demonstration of strength.

    In the course of bilateral high-level contacts with the leadership of NATO, we have repeatedly discussed issues of preventing incidents in the military sphere and reducing the intensity of training activities conducted near our borders.

    Only in 2019–2020 did they rise as the chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Army General Valery Gerasimov, in negotiations with the Supreme Commanders-in-Chief of the Joint Armed Forces of NATO, General Curtis Scaparroti and General Todd Walters, the chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States General Joseph Dunford and General Marklomli Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Chief Air Marshal Stuart Peach. ”

    In February of this year, at a meeting with the Supreme Allied Commander-in-Chief, General Todd Walters, the Russian side once again recalled our initiative to transfer areas of major operational and combat training activities deep into the territory of border countries.

    All our proposals for reducing military tension and preventing incidents were set out in a letter to the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov. In fact, our suggestions were ignored.

    We continue our course towards de-escalation of the situation in Europe. This year, the Armed Forces do not provide for large-scale exercises near the borders of NATO member countries.

    Large-scale actions in the framework of the Caucasus-2020 strategic command-and-staff exercise were moved inland. In the future, we are ready to adjust the areas of the exercises on a parity basis with the alliance.

    As a concretization of steps to eliminate sensitive incidents during the actions of aircraft and naval assets, we are ready to fix joint rules determining the minimum distance of approach of aircraft and ships, as well as the order of crew interaction.

    We attach fundamental importance to the practical implementation of the initiative on the mutual use of transponders when flying combat aircraft in the Baltic. We count on the readiness of the NATO countries for concrete decisions on this issue.

    The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will continue to monitor the situation and military activities of the bloc near the Russian borders in order to take timely measures to ensure the security of the Russian Federation and prevent incidents.

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:35 am

    When the number twos only ever go in one direction then the person that does not have sht raining down on him all the time thinks the plumbing system works fine.

    Russia needs to return the favour so that the west realises that there is a problem and is suitably motivated to do something about it...
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    Post  Cyberspec on Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:21 am

    28 JUNE 2020
    Today, insiders notified me of the Russian Air Force maneuvers over Black Sea on June 27.

    10 fighters and 1 AWACS probably conditionally conducted a strike against the USS Porter (DDG-78).

    Additional information from NOTAM.
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    Post  JohninMK on Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:33 pm

    Interesting bit from another announcement

    The AN/TPY-2 radar system is a part of European defense

    In the waters of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, combat duty of destroyers of the Orly Burke type of the US Navy equipped with the Aegis multifunctional control system was organized;

    An anti-missile AN / TPY-2 mobile early warning radar consisting of 13 missile defense batteries and 10 US Air Defense and Missile Defense Command was deployed in Turkey in the Kureggik region;

    On the territory of the former air base in the Deveselu region in Romania, the AN / SPY-1D mobile early warning missile radar and the Aegis Escore ground-based missile defense system are equipped with 24 Standard-3 missiles to intercept operational-tactical missiles with a range of up to 1000 km.

    From May to August 2019, the Aegis Ashore missile defense system was upgraded to version 5.0.1, which implied the deployment of three Mk.41 universal launchers and software updates.

    It is noteworthy that even for such a short period, the Americans did not leave Europe without a missile defense umbrella, quickly transferring from the state of Texas (USA) to Romania the battery of the THAAD (Theater High Altitude Area Defense) 69 anti-aircraft missile brigade 32 of the air defense and missile defense command. Thus, the issue of building up the missile defense capabilities of NATO’s south-eastern flank was worked out, so to speak, “just in case.”

    Raytheon’s radar is the respond of Russian Iskander and Kalibr intercontinental ballistic missiles

    At present, one of the main military and political tasks of the United States in the framework of implementing a policy of containment and achieving superiority over the strategic offensive component of the Russian Armed Forces is the deployment of a missile defense / air defense system in close proximity to the state borders of the Russian Federation.

    Washington believes that the global missile and air defense system, in general, is successful and protects the territory of the country and the armed forces located in the front lines, as well as allies and partners from ballistic missile attacks.

    US command plans for system improvement. At the same time, work is underway to upgrade Standard-3 anti-ballistic missiles of models 1, 2A, 1B to 2B in order to achieve the ability to hit intercontinental ballistic missiles at ranges up to 5500 km, as well as cruise missiles and medium and short-range ballistic missiles.

    Also, in March of this year, the planned replacement of destroyers at the Rota post office (Spain), where USS Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived on April 16, began. The ship should replace the destroyer USS Carney.

    In addition, on April 8, 2020, the commander of the Strategic Command for Reforming NATO Allied Forces (Norfolk, USA), General Andre Lanata of the French Air Force, representatives of the Armed Forces of Bulgaria, Greece, the Czech Republic, Romania and Turkey took part in the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony on the establishment and operation of the Joint Center for the Analysis and Summarization of the NATO Air Defense and Missile Defense Experience (IAMD CΟE).

    The tasks of the center include: ensure the stability and security of NATO airspace through coordination, control and operation of airspace, including measures to deter and protect against any air and missile threat; resist threats, including, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, as well as electromagnetic and cyber threats;
    increase interoperability and support the development and use of the capabilities of NATO and partner countries for integration in missile defense through the NATO integrated air defense and missile defense system (NATINAMDS); to provide the possibility of comprehensive research, the development and testing of doctrines and concepts on air defense and missile defense, the development of common programs and training methods.

    The joint center for the analysis and generalization of the experience of NATO’s air defense and missile defense will be directly subordinate to the strategic command of the reform of the NATO Allied Forces and will be located on the territory of the NATO missile range near Chania (Crete, Greece).

    Implementation of the program as an element of global impact

    And in conclusion, it should be noted that the US missile defense system in Europe, which is represented by destroyers and the Aegis Escore land-based missile defense system with Mk vertical launchers. 41, has the technical ability to carry out its partial conversion for launching medium and short-range missiles (including nuclear equipment).

    On August 2, 2019, the United States unilaterally withdraws from the INF Treaty. August 18, 2019 on about. San Nicholas (California, USA) tested the Tomahawk missile launched from the Mk.41 universal launcher from a ground position from an automobile platform, which was previously prohibited under the INF Treaty.

    In conclusion, as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on June 17, 2020, after the first day of consultations of the organization’s ministers, NATO countries intend to purchase additional Patriot and SAMP / T air defense systems, as well as fifth-generation fighters, to contain Russia. At the same time, according to him, the Alliance will not deploy new ground-based nuclear missiles in Europe.

    As a result, Euro-missile defense, designed to protect NATO allies, is turning into a strike force near the borders of the Russian Federation within the framework of the concept of instant global strike.


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    Post  GarryB on Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:19 am

    On August 2, 2019, the United States unilaterally withdraws from the INF Treaty. August 18, 2019 on about. San Nicholas (California, USA) tested the Tomahawk missile launched from the Mk.41 universal launcher from a ground position from an automobile platform, which was previously prohibited under the INF Treaty.

    Correction... by definition the MK-41 launcher is a universal launcher so is already capable of carrying and launching SAMs and Anti sub missiles and anti ship missiles and long range land attack cruise missiles in direct violation of the INF treaty.

    As a result, Euro-missile defense, designed to protect NATO allies, is turning into a strike force near the borders of the Russian Federation within the framework of the concept of instant global strike.

    So what they need is about 10,000 more tactical nukes to fit to their Iskanders... and cruise missiles...
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    Post  George1 on Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:49 pm

    American strategic bombers B-52H over Ukraine

    On September 4, 2020, three Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers with the callsigns JULIA51 (military number 61-0034), JULIA52 (military number 61-0005) and JULIA53 (military number 60-0044) from the 23rd Bomber Squadron of the 5th bomber wing of the US Air Force, from among the six aircraft of this type, which had previously arrived at the British airbase Fairford (as BTF (Bomber Task Force) 20-4), made the first flight over the territory of Poland over the territory of Ukraine, coming from the north to the airspace of the Crimea. In the air, the B-52Ns were accompanied by Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters of the Ukrainian Air Force.

    At the same time, the B-52H bombers with the callsigns JULIA51 and JULIA53 flew in Ukraine with the Mode-S transponders turned on, while the JULIA52 plane turned on the transponder only occasionally, and, presumably, flew east of Kiev. Bombers with the call signs JULIA51 and JULIA53, during their flight over Ukraine, carried out a demonstrative loitering north of Crimea in the area of ​​Genichesk and Melitopol, while the point closest to the Crimea, in which the aircraft were located, is located about 40 km from the coast of the peninsula.

    In a statement, the US European Command (EUCOM) said:

    “Three US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the 5th Bomber Wing from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota held vital exercises in Ukrainian airspace on Friday in Ukrainian airspace. The

    strategic bombers mission on Friday is part of a long-planned deployment of six B-52s at British Fireford Air Force Base in Gloucestershire, England The mission provided partners with valuable air training and demonstrated how forward deployment aircraft and crews, including B-52 bombers, provide collective defense capabilities and provide US, Allies with across NATO and partners, the strategic and operational breadth to contain Russia and ensure the security of allies and partners.

    More than 200 interconnected missions have been completed since the Bomber Operations began operations in the European theater of operations two years ago. These ongoing bombing missions demonstrate the ability of the US Air Force to continuously fly, maintain readiness and support allies and partners across Europe, regardless of external challenges, including the current global response to the COVID-19 crisis. "

    According to Ukrainian sources, B-52H aircraft over Ukraine to Genichesk were accompanied by MiG-29 fighters from the 114th brigade of tactical aviation of the Ukrainian air force from Ivano-Frankivsk without weapons, which were replaced north of Crimea by Su-27 fighters from the 831st brigade tactical aviation from Mirgorod with suspended missile weapons (Ukrainian Su-27, presumably, flew in two shifts - from Mirgorod and from Odessa).

    The B-52N raid across the territory of Ukraine to Crimea was supported by the deployment of a US and British reconnaissance aviation group over the Black Sea near the Crimean coast, apparently with the goal of recording the response of the Russian air defense to the actions of B-52N bombers. Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft (call sign SALMA44, military number 62-4125) of the US Air Force, as well as Boeing Airseeker R.1 (RC-135W Rivet Joint, hull number ZZ666) and Sentinel R.1 ( tail number ZJ692) of the British Air Force, supported by the British Voyager KC.2 tanker aircraft (Airbus A330 MRTT, tail number ZZ333).

    In turn, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the rise of eight Su-27 and Su-30 fighters "from the airfields of the Southern Military District" "to intercept three US strategic bombers over the Black Sea" (according to Ukrainian sources, four Su-27s flew from the Russian side and four Su-30).

    This flight of the B-52N over the territory of Ukraine was the first long-term operational entry of aircraft of this type into the Ukrainian airspace. In October 2019, over the territorial waters of Ukraine in the Black Sea and over the western part of the republic, a B-52H bomber, also operating from British Fireford, was already flying. Prior to that, B-52 and B-1B bombers first visited Ukraine in September 1994, when, on a visit to Poltava, they took part in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the American operation Frantic.

    Recall that on May 29, 2020, two Rockwell B-1B Lancer strategic bombers from the 28th Bomber Wing of the US Air Force from Ellsworth Air Base (South Dakota) from the continental United States also flew over the territory of Ukraine.



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    Post  George1 on Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:50 pm

    NATO plans to redeploy more US forces to Poland, says Russian defense minister


    According to Shoigu, manpower of NATO Allied Command Operations deployed to Eastern Europe has surpassed 10,000 troops

    KUBINKA /outside Moscow/, September 6. /TASS/. NATO plans to redeploy another US military contingent to Poland in the near future, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told reporters on Saturday.

    According to Shoigu, manpower of NATO Allied Command Operations deployed to Eastern Europe has surpassed 10,000 troops.

    "In the near future additional American units are planned to be redeployed to Poland," Shoigu added.

    "Under the pretext of the need to ‘strategically constrain’ Russia, the United States and other non-regional members of the alliance are bolstering their military presence in Eastern Europe," the minister continued.

    He said that the military build-up close to Russian borders take place despite NATO commitments not to deploy "considerable military forces" near the contact line, as it was stipulated in the NATO-Russia Founding Act of 1997.

    "The Allied Command Operations’ exercises near the Russian borders almost doubled in comparison with 2014. Their scenarios involve practicing the creation of large groups on the NATO eastern flank," the defense minister added.

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    Post  GarryB on Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:08 am

    They will be easier to hit closer to the border... plus easier to justify tactical nukes with substantial concentrations of foreign troops massing on your border...

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