Putin orders to resume strategic bomber flights

Putin orders to resume strategic bomber flights
Putin orders to resume strategic bomber flights

President Vladimir Putin said Friday that he had ordered the military to resume regular long-range flights of strategic bombers, news agencies reported.

"I have made a decision to resume regular flights of Russian strategic aviation," Putin was quoted as saying by Russian agencies. He said a halt in long-range bombers' flights after the Soviet collapse had affected Russia's security as other nations had continued such missions - a oblique reference to the United States.