Russian Aerospace Forces and Venezuelan Air Forces continued joint training sessions and flight operations at the Maiquetia “Simon Bolivar” International Airport as shown in footage released on Thursday.
According to a Russian MoD report, Tu-160 strategic missile carriers conducted flights over the Caribbean Sea during the international visit of the Russian Aerospace Forces delegation to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
“There were no intercepts during the flight. The F-16 and Su-30 fighters of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela that carried out the patrol escort approached our planes. We were completing our tasks while they were completing their tasks,” Pavel Burdakov, Tu-160 heavy strategic bomber crew chief said.
According to the Russian Defence Ministry, the flights were carried out in strict accordance with International Airspace Use Regulations.
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