Russian nuclear-capable bombers land in Sout Africa


A Russian pair of nuclear-capable bombers made an unprecedented visit to Africa on Wednesday, reflecting Moscow's new push for influence.

Footage from Russia's Defence Ministry showed two TU-160 strategic fighter planes taking off from an unknown location in Russia and later landing at the Waterkloof airfield in South Africa.

It reportedly took the flight more than 13 hours and pilot had to refuel in the sky mid-journey.

The Defence Ministry said Russia will use the planes in joint military e…

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