Russia's deputy PM 'threatens Romania with bomber'

Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's deputy prime minister, has posted a tweet saying his next flight over Romania will be in a TU-160 bomber aircraft after he was denied access to the country's airspace.

Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's deputy prime minister, has posted a tweet saying he will fly over Romania in a strategic bomber
Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's deputy prime minister, has posted a tweet saying he will fly over Romania in a strategic bomber Credit: Vladimir Smirnov/Photas/Tass/Press Association Images

Mr Rogozin was flying home from the Russian-speaking region of Moldava on the border with Ukraine when he was turned away from Romania's airspace.

In response, Mr Rogozin posted a tweet in Russian which said, "next time I'll fly on board TU-160" - a supersonic Soviet-era strategic bomber.

Mr Rogozin is one of the senior Russian officials sanctioned by the EU and US after Moscow moved to annex Crimea.

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