Contents tagged with England

  • US deploys strategic bombers to Europe

    The United States deployed another B-52H Stratofortress, strategic bomber capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles and aerial bombs, to the RAF Fairford base in the UK, reported Interfax Ukraine with a reference to the air traffic control services.

    Earlier, three bombers had already landed at the Fairford airbase. According to reports, the number of the strategic bombers at the base may be increased to 6-8.

    There hasn’t been such a massive transfer of US Air Force strategic bombers to …

  • Russia demands that the UK provide information on poisoning in Amesbury

    The Press service of the Russian Embassy in London stated that Russia demands that the UK share information about the substance which was found in the house of the British citizen poisoned in Amesbury.

    “Unfortunately, Russia doesn’t have access to any official information on the poisoning of Sergei and Julia Skripal and other suspicious cases in the UK, since Britain refuses any cooperation with us. We cannot verify any claims by the British side on this matter. As for this case, we have to …

  • Second Novichok poisoning near Salisbury

    On June 30, two people were found unconscious at a residential building in Amesbury, England. The victims, 44 year-old Dawn Sturgess and 45 year-old Charlie Rowly, were rushed to a hospital in Salisbury in a critical condition.

    Police later reported that the couple had been poisoned with Novichok, the same military-grade nerve agent used in the assassination attempt on former MI6 double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March. England holds Russia responsible for …

  • French fighters escorted two Russian Tu-160 bombers flying over English Channel

    According to the French daily newspaper Le Figaro, General André Lanata, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, announced that on February 17th two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers flew over the Channel Tunnel and were immediately escorted by French fighter planes in order to avoid further incident.

    "The aircraft remained over international waters.  They turned back without entering French airspace," Lanata reported.  The General said that the Russian bombers were escorted by Rafale and …