US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew over the North and Baltic Seas on Wednesday, escalating regional tensions with Russia.
According to US Air Forces in Europe, one of the bombers conducted a “low-fly” over Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. During the exercises, the US bombers were joined by fighter jets from Denmark, Poland, Germany, and Italy.
The US B-1Bs flew out of Norway, where they were recently stationed, marking the first US deployment of long-range bombers in the Scandinavian country. Besides the Baltic region, the bombers were deployed to Norway to conduct missions in the Arctic, another area where the US is looking to confront Russia.
The bomber flight came just a few days after the US wrapped up major military drills in the region. During these exercises, US F-15 fighter jets conducted mock missile launches in the Baltic Sea.
The Baltic Sea is home to the Russian military base in Kaliningrad. Russia’s Kaliningrad base is surrounded by NATO member-states, being wedged between Poland and Lithuania. Last year, the US established a permanent military presence in Poland.
6 thoughts on “US Bombers Fly Over Baltic Region in Message to Russia”
the bully strikes again
Fighter jets from Germany. It never ends. As early as WW1 Germany had an airbase in the Baltic to train pilots for flying sea planes.
The Parties undertake, as set forth in the Charter of the United Nations, to settle any international dispute in which they may be involved by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security and justice are not endangered, and to refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations. . .here
So that’s it; just message-sending maneuvers. Yet when China sends similar messages to Taiwan, it’s depicted as practically an act of war.
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Creepy uncle Joe loves doing Hillary things. One of her platform items was “Confront Russia”. Am I unduly trouble adverse, or does it seem just a little crazy to confront the country with the second most thermonuclear weapons on the planet over something unnamed and likely not worth having a nuclear war over. “Confront Russia” was the Hillary campaign item that made me hope she lost to Trump. And it could be a losing slogan too. Seems to me that happy people with a decent life are not all that inclined or want to confront Russia over some greivence that they don’t even find important enought to name or share with us. I’m sure that if the Hells Angels bought a house in the middle of your neighborhood, you wouldn’t want your ole creepy uncle Joe driving by their house waving a gun and pointing it at them at all hours of day & night. Who knows what would happen, but would you expect anything good to happen…or more likely something bad..???
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