“On September 14, after landing on the Shaikovka base a Tu-22M3 skidded off the runway due to technical reasons. The crew members were not injured, “the Russian ministry said.

Six such strategic bombers on Thursday appeared above the Baltic Sea. They are rare here – the last time a mission in the Tu-22M3 region was made in August 2015.

The Tupolev Tu-22M is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing, long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber developed by the Tupolev Design Bureau.During the Cold War, the Tu-22M was operated by the Soviet Air Force in a strategic bombing role, and by the Soviet Naval Aviation in a long-range maritime anti-shipping role.

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