Russia’s defense minister says US bombers had earlier this month conducted a nuclear attack on Russia from two different directions, about 20 kilometers from the Russian border.
According to the news agency Reuters, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the activities of US strategic bombers near the Russian border have increased and there have been 30 such incidents this month.
The Russian defense minister added that the United States had conducted a training demonstration on a nuclear attack against Russia in early November.
The Secretary of Defense said in a statement that during the US military exercises Global Thunder, 10 US strategic bombers exercised nuclear weapons against Russia from the west and east.
Sergei Shoigu said Russian air defense units chased US strategic bombers and took steps to avoid any untoward incidents. However, the Pentagon says the exercises were announced earlier and were carried out in accordance with international protocols.
Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Anton Semmelroth He denied that the exercises were publicly announced at the time and was planned jointly with allies and partners to provide maximum training and opportunities to work together, as well as all national and international organizations. Ensure compliance with international requirements and protocols.
Shoigu said US bombers flying near Russia’s eastern border were also a threat to China. Therefore, coordination between Russia and China is becoming a strong element in global affairs.
Moscow’s accusation comes at a time when tensions are running high between Russia and the United States over Ukraine, and US officials are raising concerns about a possible Russian attack on Ukraine. Russia, however, has denied any wrongdoing.