Russia stated Tuesday it had scrambled an Su-27 fighter jet to “forestall violations of the state border” by two US Air Power strategic bombers flying over the Baltic Sea.
“After eradicating the international army plane from the Russian state border, the Russian fighter went again to its air base,” the Russian protection ministry stated.
The military prevented the violation of the border, the assertion stated, including that “the flight of the Russian fighter was carried out in strict accordance with worldwide guidelines for using airspace.”
Pentagon spokesman Brigadier Normal Pat Ryder confirmed that US plane have been intercepted by Russia, saying the B-1 bombers have been collaborating in a “long-planned train in Europe.”
It’s the newest in a sequence of comparable incidents.
Simply over per week in the past, Russia stated two plane, one German and one French, have been intercepted trying to “violate” its airspace.
Mid-April, Russia dispatched a fighter jet to escort a German naval plane over the Baltic Sea.
In March, an American drone crashed after colliding with a Russian jet over the Black Sea.
Russia’s protection ministry stated it had scrambled jets after detecting a US drone over the Black Sea, however denied inflicting the crash, saying the plane had misplaced management.
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