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The Russian bomber developer has applied for asylum in the United States


A Russian engineer involved in creating military bombers arrived at the southwestern United States border in late December, where he sought asylum, saying he could pass on some of Russia’s best-kept military secrets.

This is stated in the US Customs and Border Protection report, obtained by Yahoo News.

The report says the man and his family arrived in an armored SUV and asked to be allowed to enter the United States because he feared reprisals for taking part in demonstrations in support of Alexei Navalny, a Russian dissident. imprisoned.

He told service officials that he had information that might be of interest to the US government.

According to him, he is an engineer and “in 2018-2021 he participated in the creation of a military aircraft at the Tupolev Aircraft Plant in Kazan”, according to an unclassified report from the service on January 11.

“He described the aircraft as a ‘combat fighter’ and said it was called the Tu-160 ‘White Swan’,” the report said.

Customs and Border Protection declined to answer questions from Yahoo News or comment on the report, citing a policy of “not acknowledging or commenting on internal documents that may have been inappropriately disclosed and flagged.” law enforcement” or “official.”

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