The exercise is intended in part to send a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to US media.
“The United States and its allies participated in a large-scale NATO mission involving more than 20 NATO countries, flying over NATO member countries in an exercise designed in part to send a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin,” the TV channel reported.
It is indicated that the exercises are held a few weeks before the meeting of US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
In turn, the Royal Air Force of Great Britain reports that the flights of combat aircraft have passed over the territory of all European members of NATO. In particular, the Americans sent B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers to these exercises.