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Colombian President Says Russian Bombers Violated Airspace

11:22 06/11/2013
Tags: Tu-160, Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia, Russia

BUENOS AIRES, November 6 (RIA Novosti) – Colombian officials will issue a note of protest to Moscow after two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers entered the country’s airspace without permission last week, the Latin American nation's president has said.

The aircraft entered Colombian airspace from Venezuela last Friday while heading for Nicaragua, President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday, according to a report on Colombia's NTN24 television station.

Russia failed to ask for authorization for the bombers to fly over Venezuela to Nicaragua and back over Colombian airspace last week, he said.

On their way back, the aircraft were intercepted by two Colombian Kfir fighter jets while flying in Colombia's airspace.

Colombia will make “a respective notification” to the Russian government following the incident, Santos said.

Russian officials said previously that the two bombers had flown over the international waters of the Caribbean Sea and arrived in Nicaragua last week after taking off from an airbase in Venezuela.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that the mission was carried out “in line with the combat training program” and was in line with all international norms.

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  • alexk2Yeah fuck you too, Columbia
    18:49, 06/11/2013
    Isn't your only job supplying cocaine to the US, anyway?
    • gunshipdemocracyhold your horses brave Cossack ;-)
      02:09, 07/11/2013
      President of Colombia is not the Colombian Nation. He is just a ekhm "independent democratic representative" really elected! by CIA. Similar to Suckasvhili or East European stooges.
      • rationalamericanMissing the point
        06:57, 07/11/2013
        Russia violated the airspace of a sovereign nation you morons. And with a strategic bomber capable of deploying nuclear weapons no less.

        How would you feel if that happened to your nation?
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      • alfadirRussian abusive people
        06:33, 07/11/2013
        russia you must give excuses to Colombia because you are violated the Colombian airspace... we are strong and we arent fear. with the god's help we will reach the victory and we never are slaves to russia and venezuela and nicaragua....
        • gunshipdemocracyi thought that Baltics web brigades can do better
          05:11, 09/11/2013
          shame on you

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