The bomber made a non-stop flight with several refueling in the air by American refueling aircraft.
On Monday, the US strategic bomber US Air Force B-1B Lancer flew near the borders of Russia in the Baltic region, it follows from the monitoring data of Western aviation resources.
According to them, a bomber with the call sign BONE21 after a transatlantic flight from the continental United States initially flew over Poland near the Kaliningrad region. Then he went to Lithuania and then to Latvia and Estonia, bordering the Leningrad region.
The fact of the flight of an American bomber over Poland was officially confirmed by Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak.
“The Polish F-16 and MIG-29 fighters are again escorting the American B-1B bomber,” he said. “This proves that the US is serious about its commitment to supporting allies in an emergency.” The Polish army fulfills its mission despite the coronavirus. ”
Recall that at the end of April also a pair of US strategic bombers B-1B flew along the eastern coast of Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands.Media: Hong Kong police detained about 200 protesters