Pompeo called flight to Venezuela Russian bombers embezzlement of public funds

Pompeo called flight to Venezuela Russian bombers embezzlement of public funds

Moscow. 11 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called Russia sent two strategic bombers Tu-160 in Venezuela a “waste of public funds”.


“The Russian government sent bombers across the world to Venezuela. The peoples of Russia and Venezuela should consider this: two corrupt governments squander public money and violate freedom, while their people suffer,” wrote Pompeo in a tweet the US state Department.

#Russia’s government has sent bombers halfway around the world to #Venezuela. The Russian and Venezuelan people should see this for what it is: two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer. pic.twitter.com/bCBGbGtaHT

— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 11, 2018

The message of the Secretary of state shows a photograph of the Tu-160 flying.

Previously, the defense Ministry announced that two Russian strategic Tu-160 heavy military transport aircraft An-124 and long-haul aircraft Il-62 Air and space forces of Russia made a flight from Russia to the international airport of Maiquetia the capital of Venezuela.

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The Russian military said that during the flight the pilots videoconferencing distance of more than 10 thousand km.

Earlier on Monday, us media, citing Pentagon sources, reported that Russia is sending to Venezuela Tu-160 for a series of exercises, which, in particular, will include refueling over long distances.