Threat of loose Soviet nukes avoided

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Threat of loose Soviet nukes avoided

An excavator equipped with cutting blades slices off the cockpit section of the last Tu-160 bomber left in the Ukraine by the former Soviet Union at the Priluki airfield, 125 miles from the capital Kiev. The destruction of the aircraft was carried out in 2001 under the U.S.-Ukrainian Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.

Threat of loose Soviet nukes avoided

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An excavator equipped with cutting blades slices off the cockpit section of the last Tu-160 bomber left in the Ukraine by the former Soviet Union at the Priluki airfield, 125 miles from the capital Kiev. The destruction of the aircraft was carried out in 2001 under the U.S.-Ukrainian Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.
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