August 16, 2019 / 10:58 AM / a month ago

Russian nuclear-capable bombers leave airfield opposite Alaska - Ifax

FILE PHOTO: Russian Tu-160 Supersonic Bomber flies during a military parade marking the Belarus Independence Day in Minsk, Belarus July 3, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Friday that two of its nuclear-capable TU-160 bombers had left an airfield opposite Alaska after training exercises and returned to their base, Interfax news agency reported.

Russia said on Wednesday it had flown two bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as part of a training exercise that state media said showed Moscow’s ability to park nuclear arms on the United States’ doorstep.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Anastasia Teterevleva; Editing by Alison Williams

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