FILE PHOTO. A US Air Force B-52 bomber. © Andrew Winning / Reuters
RT: Russian Su-27 intercepts US B-52 bomber over Baltic – Moscow
A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was deployed to intercept a US B-52 strategic bomber over the Baltic Sea, and in a separate incident hours later, a MiG-31 intercepted a Norwegian warplane approaching Russian airspace near the Barents Sea.
Russia’s air defense detected the aircraft on Tuesday morning at around 7:00 GMT, the statement said. The Su-27 of the Russian Baltic Fleet was deployed in response and shadowed the American aircraft after identifying it, as the bomber was flying in neutral airspace over the Baltic Sea along the border, the ministry said.
After the American warplane left the airspace near Russia, the Russian fighter jet returned to its base of deployment, the statement said.
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WNU Editor: It is not only U.S. bombers that the Russian air force is intercepting .... Russian MiG-31 Intercepts Norwegian Anti-Submarine P-3C Plane Over Barents Sea (Sputnik).
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