The flight of Russian military aircraft over the United States, during which the aircraft flew over the Pentagon posed no risk. The visit was carried out in the framework of the Treaty on open skies, said on Thursday, August 10, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security, Vladimir Jabbarov.
“The purpose of these flights is to see how are those or other treaties in the field of arms control, control over military activities,” the Senator said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
Earlier, CNN reported that over Washington flew the Tu-154 Russian defense Ministry. The aircraft, in particular, circled the building Congress, the CIA, the Pentagon and the White house, and his route lay over a secret government bunker.
Later, the American military confirmed the flight, saying that it was carried out in the framework of the Treaty on open skies.
While on Board the aircraft at the time were the American military.