Country-polygon: U.S. planes bombed Estonia

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobounce the historical centre of Tallinn. Archival photoCountry-polygon: U.S. planes bombed Estonia© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

This week in the airspace of Estonia will hold a joint military exercises involving strategic bombers of the U.S. air force B-52. American pilots will drop training bombs (no explosives) at the Central polygon of the defence forces of Estonia. It is reported by Sputnik Estonia with reference to the military Department of the Republic.

Flights of American strategic bombers will be held not less than six kilometres. Gun weight is 226 kg.

In the joint exercise will involve air controllers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as posted in the Baltic States NATO units.

According to the acting commander of the Estonian air force Colonel, Riva Valga, joint exercises with the heavy bombers will give «a good opportunity to practice the application of massive air strikes against ground targets».

Earlier it was reported that on 14 January at the NATO airbase «Amari» landed 12 F-16 aircraft 112 squadron of the National guard of Ohio, the U.S. air force, who arrived in Estonia from the base of the «Toledo».

In Moscow repeatedly declared that is not interested in escalating confrontations with NATO — in the Baltic region, nor anywhere else, and stressed that Russia will never attack on any NATO country. According to foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, NATO is well aware of the lack of Moscow plans to attack anyone, but just enjoy the excuse to place more vehicles and battalions near the Russian border.

Country-polygon: U.S. planes bombed Estonia© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in photobacteria NATO expansion