Moscow’s latest nuclear saber rattling follows buzzing of USS Reagan
Russian bombers circled the U.S. military hub on the Pacific island of Guam last week in the latest case of Moscow’s nuclear saber rattling.
“On Nov. 25th, two Russian bomber aircraft circumvented Guam, transiting international airspace,” said Army Maj. Dave Eastburn, a Pacific Command spokesman.
The latest bomber flights around the island were the fourth time in the past three years that Russian bombers circumnavigated Guam. Continue reading
Commerical planes carrying hundreds of passengers had to be diverted or delayed when bombers flew just off the coast of Ireland
One plane was diverted and another delayed to avoid two Russian bombers that flew through Irish-controlled airspace without warning in February, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) said on Tuesday.
Bodmin woman who spotted planes while taking driving lesson contradicts official position that Russians did not enter UK airspace
At least one of the two Russian Bear bombers that were escorted away from the Cornish coast entered British airspace, a witness has claimed, contrary to the official version of events.
The apparent incursion, the latest in a series by Russian warplanes amid heightened tension between the two countries, prompted David Cameron to say Moscow was trying to make “some sort of point”. But if encroachment into British airspace was confirmed, the UK government would face pressure to respond more forcefully.
France and Germany, which had brokered the Minsk accord last week, were yesterday trying to hold together the increasingly fragile ceasefire in Ukraine amid reports that fighting was spreading once again. Kremlin-backed separatists and Cossack fighters triumphantly paraded through the shattered town of Debaltseve, a strategic point they had captured in the past 48 hours. Continue reading