U.S. Air Force Rockwell B-1 Lancer supersonic strategic bomber entered the airspace over the Sea of Okhotsk. This was reported by Defpost with reference to the data of the aircraft, located in Japan.
It is noted that the airliner entered the airspace from the Pacific Ocean. It flew between the Kuril Islands Simushir and Chirpa, which are part of the Kuril urban district of Sakhalin region of Russia.
According to sources, the B-1B bomber flew from Andersen Air Base in Guam with another B-1B. They flew north-east to Alaska, and then returned south with one bomber flying to the Sea of Okhotsk.
The Sea of Okhotsk is a sea of the Pacific Ocean that lies between the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula in the east, the Kuril Islands in the southeast, the Japanese island of Hokkaido in the south, Sakhalin Island in the west and a section of the East Siberian coast of Russia in the northwest.
U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber departs Andersen Air Base in Guam on May 8, 2020. It was to perform a mission in the South China Sea as part of the Pacific Air Force Training (PACAF).
The news of the U.S. bomber’s appearance in Russian space came a few hours after Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies (PACAF).
Earlier, American President Donald Trump said that the United States was withdrawing from the Treaty on Open Skies (PACAF). He specified that the country decided to take such a step because of Russia.