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Putin's ‘Flying Gunboats’

Igor Sutyagin
RUSI Defence Systems, 10 February 2015
Aerospace, UK Defence
Against the backdrop of tense relations over Ukraine and Crimea, Russia has increased Tu-95 'Bear' nuclear bomber flights on the boundaries of UK and NATO airspace. What is the Kremlin's viewpoint and is the implied nuclear threat to European NATO members credible?

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