Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers, an AN-124 heavy-lift military transport aircraft, and an IL-62 plane have carried out a flight from Russia to Venezuela, landing at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in capital Caracas, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro warned of a US plot to overthrow the country’s progressive government after his party swept to a decisive victory in yesterday’s municipal elections.
The United Socialist Party of Venezuela won 142 of the 156 declared municipalities in what was Venezuela’s fifth election in just 18 months, said National Electoral Council chair Tibisay Lucena after early results came in.
The Israeli Air Force conducted several flights along the Lebanese-Syrian border these past 24 hours, prompting the Syrian military to raise their alert levels and prepare their air defenses for a potential confrontation.
Israeli warplanes were seen flying in the Beqa’a Valley of eastern Lebanon this morning after entering the country from the Upper Galilee region.
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law of Ukraine "On the Termination of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation".
"Non-prolongation of the treaty with Russia should be considered not as an episode, but as part of our strategy for the final break with the colonial past and reorientation towards Europe," the President emphasized.
Over the weekend, dozens of tractor trailers moved tens-of-dozens of "BMP" infantry fighting vehicles from Slovakia into Ukraine, as NATO continues its military build-up with clear intention of going to war with Russia in Ukraine.