July 18, 2024



Russian Nuclear Bomber Hijacking Attempt ‘Thwarted’ by FSB


By Isabel van Brugen

Published Jul 08, 2024 at 4:14 AM EDT
Updated Jul 08, 2024 at 3:16 PM EDT

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said that it thwarted an attempt by Ukrainian intelligence to recruit a Russian pilot to hijack a Tu-22M3 supersonic strategic bomber jet.

In a statement on Monday, the FSB said Ukraine’s special services promised the Russian pilot Italian citizenship and money as part of a deal that would see him “fly and land a missile carrier in Ukraine.”

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