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Russia to land two nuclear-capable bombers in South Africa on Wednesday: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will land two nuclear-capable strategic bombers in South Africa on Wednesday, Interfax news agency cited South Africa’s military as saying.

Russia’s defense ministry said on Monday that two Tupolev Tu-160 bombers were being sent to South Africa on a first ever flight to develop bilateral military cooperation.

The flight comes amid a push by Moscow for influence on the African continent.

Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Jon Boyle

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