Russian air defense failed to intercept three US bombers threatening Crimea


Three strategic bombers B-52H Stratofortress of the US Air Force carried out an unprecedented operation near Crimea, while Russian air defense was unable to intercept them, according to the American magazine The Drive.


On September 4, B-52s with the call signs Julia 51, 52 and 53 took off from Fairford AFB in Great Britain and headed for Ukraine. Another show of force against Russia was held a week after dangerous interception, which was carried out by the Russians over the Black Sea, the newspaper writes.

After the B-52 entered Ukrainian airspace, they headed for the southeastern part of the country. The southwestern patrol point was the city of Genichesk, located 30 km from Crimea, and the northeastern one was the city of Melitopol, located 180 km from the Donbass territories not controlled by Kiev. At the same time, two American Boeing RC-135 aircraft, designated on the map as R135, were conducting reconnaissance to the south and west of Crimea.


Su-27 fighters of the Ukrainian Air Force escorted B-52 bombers. After completing the mission, the American aircraft returned to Fairford Air Force Base, where six B-52s from the 5th Bomber Wing of Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota are temporarily stationed.


Three US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the 5th Bomber Wing of Minot Air Force Base held a very important exercise on interaction with Ukrainian fighters in the airspace of Ukraine on Friday

- reported the US European Command (EUCOM).

The flight of B-52 bombers to Ukraine, to this particular part of the country, should demonstrate Washington's support for Kiev in its confrontation with Moscow, the newspaper concludes.

Interception of the American bombers threatening Crimea was impossible, since they were in the airspace of Ukraine. It is obvious that the Americans are beginning to dominate the Ukrainian sky, and Ukraine itself is turning into a convenient springboard for NATO's strike on Russian territory.
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  1. Wooh Offline
    Wooh (Barmaley) 5 September 2020 11: 00
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    Ukraine is turning into a convenient foothold for NATO strike on Russian territory

    This suggests that Banderlog should be removed from the run.
    soldier
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 5 September 2020 12: 59
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      They will be removed from the planet by the whole camp.
    2. Denis Zhirov Offline
      Denis Zhirov (Denis Zhirov) 7 September 2020 10: 51
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      This is how it was all started. For the foothold.
  2. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 5 September 2020 13: 03
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    Apparently, next time, Yankee planes should not be intercepted, but simply shot down, so that there are no dangerous fantasies in the United States about the ineffectiveness of the Russian air defense and permissiveness for the US Air Force.
  3. Alexander Zima Offline
    Alexander Zima (Alexander Zima) 5 September 2020 13: 04
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    They ... these air troughs were shot down over Poland ... from Kaliningrad ... this is in case of war ... and so - well, they flew home. And no one shone their air defense here ... what's the point of disclosing positions.
  4. GRF Offline
    GRF 5 September 2020 15: 14
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    The Americans periodically lose their nuclear bombs over different oceans, but the Ukrainians have nothing to fear, because it is too early now, and then too late ...
  5. nnz226 Offline
    nnz226 (Nikolai) 5 September 2020 21: 50
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    Merino people have megalomania: they confuse the territorial airspace of a hostile country with a neutral one, where the cockpit of such a B-52 after meeting with our Su-27s, I think, stank for a long time ...
  6. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 5 September 2020 23: 56
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    Heading below the plinth.
    Air defense, what, were these B-52s supposed to shoot down? Over Ukraine?
    1. Magog Offline
      Magog (Gog Magog) 6 September 2020 19: 02
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      This has long been observed in news reports: a complete misunderstanding of the term "intercept". In air defense, this verb means "to knock down or force to sit in a specified place", there is no third option. Everything else is called differently.
  7. Vladgby Offline
    Vladgby (Vlad) 6 September 2020 08: 17
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    Ukraine is not a country, it is a prostitute with an eternally outstretched hand!
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    Vladycat (Konstantin) 6 September 2020 11: 26
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    Over the territory of another country, this is no longer an interception. Interception is carried out in neutral airspace or over its own territory. I suspect that the air defense of the Russian Federation kept them at gunpoint.
  9. Sergey-54 Offline
    Sergey-54 (Sergei) 6 September 2020 12: 32
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    Have they crossed the Russian border?
  10. Yuri Bryanskiy Offline
    Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 6 September 2020 14: 54
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    Dear Ukrainians, come to your senses.
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  11. shadow Offline
    shadow 6 September 2020 15: 36
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    Did the air defense of Russia open fire on targets? If not, then the title of the article is simply crap.
  12. Netyn Offline
    Netyn (Netyn) 6 September 2020 17: 46
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    Quote: Vladycat
    I suspect that the air defense of the Russian Federation kept them at gunpoint.

    And not only air defense. In Crimea, fighters were raised, which accompanied the strategists without entering the airspace of Ukraine.
  13. Ivancarafuto Offline
    Ivancarafuto (Ivan) 6 September 2020 19: 32
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    Russian air defense was unable to intercept three US bombers threatening Crimea.

    - where is it from and what is it about? What concept does the author mean in such a formulation of the question? Does he even understand what he is talking about? Or is it blogger Katya again?
  14. We should also fly along the cordon, say, in the Kaliningrad region!
  15. Sergey_5 Offline
    Sergey_5 (Sergey Kostyukov) 6 September 2020 21: 40
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    Apparently the evidence of the interception should be the wreckage of the B-52, where is the thread in the watermelon fields of the Kherson region. Obviously the author is disappointed ...
  16. bobba94 Offline
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 6 September 2020 21: 48
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    This is how they will fly over near the border with Crimea and one fine (?) Day there will be a crazy Buk-M in the same Kherson, or maybe Zaporozhye region. Then there will be long showdowns ... who, how, why, why .......
    1. Denis Zhirov Offline
      Denis Zhirov (Denis Zhirov) 7 September 2020 10: 54
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      ... and us for sho? )))
  17. Vlad-SP Offline
    Vlad-SP (Vladimir) 11 September 2020 15: 45
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    The map clearly shows - one B-52 "opened" our air defense, and two R-135 recorded the entire situation. Classic combat reconnaissance.