The white house said that Russian military aircraft would leave Venezuela on Friday

The white house said that Russian military aircraft would leave Venezuela on Friday

TASS, 12 December — Among them, two strategic missile Tu-160.


The US administration said that, according to representatives of Russia, arrived in Venezuela planes videoconferencing leave the country on Friday. This was reported on Wednesday by Reuters, receive by mail the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders.

“We talked with representatives of Russia, and we were informed that their military planes that landed in Venezuela, leave [country] on Friday and will return to Russia”, — stated in the message Sanders.

On Monday, the press service of the defense Ministry of Russia announced that two Russian strategic Tu-160 heavy military transport aircraft An-124 “Ruslan” and long-haul aircraft Il-62 VKS RF flew from airfields on the territory of the Russian Federation in the international airport of Maiquetía in Venezuela. It does not specify how soon they would return to Russia.

This is not the first such flights Russian Tu-160.

Previously, these strategic bombers visited Venezuela in September 2008 and in October-November 2013.

The Minister of defense of Venezuela Vladimir Padrino Lopez said that arrived in the country the aircraft of VC of Russia will participate in joint operational missions.

Later, U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo wrote in his Twitter that he believes sending in Venezuela of two Russian strategic bombers Tu-160 squandering the governments of Russia and Venezuela of public funds.

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