U.S. Air Force strategic bombers conducted exercises in Lithuania, near the Russian border.
U.S. B-52 bombers conducted a training bomb at the Lithuanian army training ground near the town of Kazlu Ruda, 60 km from the border with the Kaliningrad region of Russia. This is stated on the website of the Command of the Lithuanian Army message on Thursday, October 24. As noted, two U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers were involved in the exercises. They were airlifted from the Royal Air Force Base in Fairford to complete the mission. The B-52s were aimed at training targets (buildings and car columns) that attacked from a height of 6 km with inert bombs. According to the report, the targets were destroyed.
“The purpose of the exercises, which once again demonstrated that Lithuania and the region as a whole are the objects of nato and the United States’ attention, was to familiarize itself with a new geographical territory for the Allies, which in the event of a crisis would need to provide cover from the air” – Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karobris said on the radio station zinnias radijas.
Earlier, the U.S. B52 conducted joint training with the military forces of Ukraine, Romania, and Georgia over the Black Sea.
Recall that by the spring of 2020, the Americans will deploy a tank battalion in Lithuania.