Russia says two US strategic bombers intercepted over Baltic Sea – World
MOSCOW: Russia said on Thursday it had sent fighter jets to prevent two US strategic bombers from violating the state’s border over the Baltic Sea.
The Russian Defense Ministry said it shot down Su-27 and Su-35 fighters, adding that it “identified the aerial targets as two US Air Force B-1B strategic bombers”.
This was the second such interception report this week.
Russia says two US military jets intercepted over Baltic
“The violation of the state border was prevented,” the Defense Ministry said.
After the maneuvers, the Russian fighters “returned safely to their air base.”
It added that the flight was “carried out in strict accordance with international regulations for the use of airspace.”
It is the latest in a series of similar incidents, with Moscow saying it had intercepted several Western jets near the Baltic in recent weeks.