MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's long-range bombers will conduct regular patrol missions from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, the military said Wednesday, a show of muscle reflecting tensions with the West over Ukraine.
The United States released satellite images Sunday that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border.
In a 1942 Soviet war poster by Viktor Ivanov reading "Forward! To the West!", a sailor of the Soviet Navy (Военно-Морской Флот, seen on his cap-ribbon) carrying a semi-automatic rifle and a grenade calls to liberate Western Russia from the Nazi invaders.