During the visit of the head of the Pentagon to the region, strategic bombers B-1B Lancer of the United States Air Force flew in the Black Sea region, RIA Novosti reports, citing a statement from the US Air Force.
It is noted that two American military aircraft conducted an anti-ship mission in integration with NATO allies and partners
The bombers took off from the United States base in Fairford, British. During the mission, the planes were refueled in the air.
Earlier it became known that the head of the US Department of Defense Lloyd Austin during his visit to Ukraine, Georgia and Romania will discuss security in the Black Sea with the leaders of the countries.
The day before, during a briefing in Kiev, Lloyd said that Russia had unleashed a war in the Donbass and violated the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Note that the Russian Federation rejects such accusations. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict.