“Last year, a regiment with the Kinzhal aviation missile system on MiG-31I aircraft entered the long-range aviation.

And at the moment it is being successfully used in the course of a special military operation,” Dronov said.

According to him, long-range aviation is also armed with Tu-160, Tu-95MS strategic bombers and Tu-22M3 long-range bomber.

Earlier it was reported that the Russian Armed Forces began to use in Ukraine a new reconnaissance complex based on the Su-34 front-line bomber. 

On August 3, Russian military personnel used a new tactical rifle TSVL-8 "Stalingrad" during a special military operation.