Disinfo: Americans will bomb Siberia according to a Ukrainian plan

Summary

Ukraine has developed a plan for the bombing of Siberia and the Arctic. The Americans will fulfil this plan. The Ukrainian consulting agency Defense Express detailed the entire bombing plan for the Yankees. The Americans are left to only fulfil this order from Kyiv analysts.

Disproof

This is a baseless conspiracy theory and another example of the narrative about the militant West.

The news item posted on the Defense Express information site does not correspond in any way to a "plan for bombing Siberia and the Arctic." The article is dedicated to the news that NATO combat aircraft on 3 June performed training flights in international airspace over the Arctic Ocean and the Laptev Sea. US strategic bombers B-52H under cover of the Norwegian F-35 and F-16 flew over the Arctic near the border with Russia. The publication describes the technical characteristics of combat aircraft and the launch range of cruise missiles AGM-158B JASSM-ER and AGM-86C CALCM. For illustrative purposes, it is specified that the range of these missiles is sufficient to attack the main strategic targets of Russia in the Arctic and part of Siberia. Ukrainian analysts did not draw up any “plans for the bombing of Russia.”

Flights of NATO combat aircraft in international airspace were not aggression against Russia, merely ordinary training exercises. Norwegian fighters trained together with US strategic bombers for the third time this year.

"The Arctic is a strategic region with growing geopolitical and global importance, and these Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate our commitment to our Allies and Partners, our capability to deter, assure, and defend together in an increasingly complex environment," stressed NATO Allied Air Command.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 203
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Arctic, West, War preparation, Military exercise, Siberia, NATO

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