Eight Russian fighters intercepted three US bombers over the Black Sea, the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation reported on Friday, September 4.
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It is noted that the Russian military found three US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, which were approaching the Russian border.
“In order to prevent the US Air Force planes from violating Russian airspace from the air defense forces of the Southern Military District, four Su-27 fighters and four Su-30 fighters were raised over the Black and Azov Seas,” the center said.
After the foreign bombers turned away from the state border, the Russian fighters returned safely to the home airfield.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense reported that 43 reconnaissance aircraft were conducting reconnaissance activities along the Russian borders over the past week. Also, three drones were seen near the borders.