AS the war between Russia and Ukraine intensifies, the United States has flown its B-52 Stratofortress bomber over NATO’s eastern flank.
The US on Friday conducted the exercise alongside German and Romanian militaries as a sign of unity in the second weekend of the war in Ukraine.
The B-52 Stratofortress, which is the US Air Force’s largest strategic bomber, took off from RAF Fairford, a Royal Air Force station in England.
A statement from the US Air Forces in Europe said the bomber carried out close air support and integrated mission training in the NATO territories including Romania where they conducted more close air support training as part of the bomber task force (BTF) missions.
CNN reports that the exercise in Romanian airspace put the bombers right on the edge of NATO countries, adjacent to Ukrainian air space.
The Russian Air Force is trying to establish air supremacy in the Ukrainian Air Space as the war rages on between the two neighbours.
“BTF rotations give us a critical opportunity to integrate and train with our allies and partners, especially during this difficult time,” said Gen. Jeff Harrigian, commander of United States Air Forces in Europe, Air Forces Africa, and NATO’s Allied Air Command.
“Training together ensures the defensive power of NATO remains unmatched,” he said.
Meanwhile, US intelligence said over 200 Russian mercenaries have been killed in Ukraine.
The US and its allies also believe that Russia may deploy more lethal weapons to break down Ukrainian resistance as quickly as possible.
They warned that there will be more civilians suffering in Ukraine in days to come and also more bombardment from Russia as President Vladimir Putin and his troops look to subdue their next-door neighbours.
Nigeria Will Overcome Security Challenges Soon---President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Kano said that Nigeria will definitely overcome...Read more
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State has chosen its candidates for the State House of Assembly and House...Read more
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed a new date to screen its presidential aspirants for the 2023 general election....Read more
Senator Ademola Adeleke’s campaign billboards have been set ablaze in Ejigbo town, Osun State’s Ejigbo Local Government Area. According to...Read more
WITH a lot of drama, clashes and upsets, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday held primaries across the states to pick...Read more
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo on Sunday joined its counterparts across the country to conduct primarily elections to...Read more
PDP Primary: Open Letter To Edo Central Senatorial District’s Delegates – By Darlington Okpebholo Ray
PDP Primary: Open Letter To Edo Central Senatorial District’s Delegates – By Darlington Okpebholo Ray I bring you warm greetings...Read more
By ABDULLAHI RABIU, Kano Akpabio In Kano : Nigeria Needs Detribalised President in 2023 A former Senator and one time...Read more
VOTE BUYING: Delta Former Energy Commissioner, Jonathan Ukodhiko, Gives Delegates N2Million Each To Win House Of Reps Ticket
THE immediate past commissioner for energy in Delta State, Jonathan Ukodhiko, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for...Read more
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has not signed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill contrary to belief in some quarters, according to a...Read more
Confusion As Ruling Party, APC Clears Attorney-General, Malami For Election, Despite Withdrawing From Governorship Race
THE Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has been cleared by the screening committee of the...Read more
May God touch your heart to support APC, KNSG replies Prof. Abubakar By ABDULLAHI RABIU, Kano Kano state government has...Read more