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Vladimir Putin flew in a supersonic bomber with nuclear capability that can reach the US

Vladimir Putin flew in a supersonic bomber with nuclear capability that can reach the US
February 23, 2024 – 10:04

The president of Russia carried out a short flight in a nuclear-capable aircraft. Putin considered it to be “technology of another generation.”

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In the midst of the tension in Russia for the death in prison of the opposition leader Alexei Navalnyhe Russian President Vladimir Putin made a short flight in a nuclear capable supersonic bomber. The giant plane took off from an airfield in Kazanto the east of Moscow.

The plane Tu-160M, known as “Black Swan” in Russia, is one of the largest and heaviest in the world and has nuclear capabilities. The bomber’s range would allow it to reach the United States with more than one dozens of nuclear weaponsso this action of russian president could be seen as a threat West.

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The Russian president flew on the Tu-160M ​​plane

The Russian president flew on the Tu-160M ​​plane

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The plane, which was codenamed “Blackjacks” for the military alliance NATO. It has a crew of four and is capable of transporting 12 cruise missiles or 12 short-range missilesIn addition, it can fly a total of 12,000 km without the need to refuel.

Dmitri Peskovthe presidential spokesperson, referred to the reason why the president of russia decided to fly the nuclear-capable supersonic bomber and maintained that it was something “spontaneous“during his visit to an aviation factory in Kazan. In that same place, the president inspected four bombers.

Although Peskov did not reveal the route that Putin took because he is a military secret, the president was shown getting on and off the aircraft. The flight lasted half an hour and, upon descending, the president of Russia said that it is a new machine “easier to control“and assured that”is trustworthy“.

Furthermore, after traveling in the passenger seat, Vladimir Putin considered the Tu-160M ​​aircraft to be “next generation technology.”

The Russian president made this flight in the midst of the tension that exists in Russia due to the death in prison of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Furthermore, this problem is added to that experienced by the war in Ukrainewhich has generated conflict with the West.

The fact that Vladimir Putin flying on a nuclear-capable aircraft could be seen as a threat. However, the president declared months ago that “no person in their right mind and with a clear memory would think of using nuclear weapons against Russia.”

The truth is that the Russian president only would consider the use of nuclear weapons in response to an attack in which the same weapon is used, other weapons of mass destruction or when the existence of the State “is threatened.”

Source: Ambito

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