Venezuela welcomes Russian bombers in show of support for Maduro

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  • Two nuclear-capable ‘Blackjack’ bombers arrive for exercises
  • Defence minister insists jets not intended as a provocation

Russia has landed two nuclear-capable “Blackjack” bombers in Venezuela as part of a joint training exercise experts say is designed to showcase Moscow’s growing military prowess and shore up the position of Venezuela’s embattled president, Nicolás Maduro.

The Tu-160 planes touched down at the Simón Bolívar international airport near Caracas on Monday morning, according to Venezuelan state media.

Related: Venezuela: is a US-backed ‘military option’ to oust Maduro gaining favour?

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