Breedlove calls to return U-2 spy plane to Europe to conduct surveillance on Russia

The Supreme Commander of NATO in Europe, Philip Breedlove, urged to return the reconnaissance aircraft U-2 to the European Union, which was actively used during the Cold War.

According to the General, they are required to conduct surveillance on the "resurgent and aggressive Russia", reports The Independent.

Breedlove thinks that the U-2 reconnaissance planes, which are one of the "additional intelligence means", will be able to effectively confront "the growing threat from Moscow" after several years of reduction of the US military forces and assets in Europe.

The General, who should resign from his post of Chief Commander of NATO in Europe this spring, said that Russia is a "long-term existential threat" to the United States.

  NATO, Russia