The defense Ministry called the amateurish statement by the US Ambassador about the Russian Tu-160
The defense Ministry is not surprised by the “amateurish statement that” the U.S. Ambassador in Colombia, who previously called the Russian strategic missile carriers Tu-160 “Museum pieces”, said the official representative of Department major General Igor Konashenkov.
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“The Russian defense Ministry is not surprised by the amateurish statements of U.S. state Department officials on strategic missile carriers Tu-160, amid the silence of professional experts from the Pentagon. I want to remind U.S. diplomats that since its establishment, we develop speed, combat stress, the range of application and lack of access to any means of air defense of the Russian strategic missile carriers Tu-160 don’t even have comparable counterparts in the United States or any other country in NATO,” Konashenkov said.
The official representative of the Russian defense Ministry added that the advantages of the Russian Tu-160 only has increased, given the running production of its modernized version — Tu-160M2. Therefore, according to Konashenkov, a comparison of the bomber in the Museum is possible only for the rapture “this masterpiece of Russian engineering thought in the field of aviation”.
Earlier, us Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker commented on the arrival in Venezuela of the Russian Tu-160 with the words “they are really from the Museum,” passed the radio station RCN. Prior to that, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo posted on his Twitter page publication, which criticized Venezuela and Russia due to the arrival of the bombers, accusing them of “squandering public funds”.
#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
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