WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Air Pressure introduced Thursday a set of B-52 strategic bombers had landed in Britain for scheduled NATO workouts, amid heightened tensions between the bloc and Russia over Ukraine.
The North Dakota-based plane, assist tools, and personnel touched down at a Royal Air Pressure base 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of London, in Fairford, England, the command of US Air Forces in Europe stated in an announcement.
It didn’t specify what number of US plane can be collaborating within the workouts.
The assertion defined that the “long-planned” Bomber Job Pressure mission goals to enhance “cooperation and operational capability, functionality and interoperability” amongst allies.
“Bomber rotations reinforce the US dedication to NATO allies and coalition companions to keep up our collective security and sovereignty,” it added.
The deployment comes amid fears that Russia is planning to invade its pro-Western neighbor Ukraine, with ten of 1000’s of Russian troops mobilized alongside the border.
The US Navy in the meantime stated Thursday that 4 of its destroyers had deployed final month to participate in workouts within the zone lined by the Sixth Fleet, which incorporates the Mediterranean.
Russia additionally stated Thursday that 4 of its warships had arrived off the Crimean peninsula for upcoming workouts within the Black Sea, off the southern coast of Ukraine.
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