- U.S. official: Plan is "provocative and potentially destabilizing"
- Russia: Patrols could include the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico
- That would bring the flights close to U.S. territorial waters
- Russia sending a message over U.S. actions in Ukraine, analyst says
(CNN) Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.