Su-27 fighters flew to intercept the US Air Force B-52H bomber over the Baltic Sea. This was reported on August 29 by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
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“On 28 August 2020, Russian airspace control devices over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea detected an air target approaching the state border of the Russian Federation. To identify the air target and prevent violation of the state border of the Russian Federation, two Su-27 fighters from the air defense forces of the Baltic Fleet were taken into the air, ”the Russian National Defense Control Center said in a statement.
After the American plane turned away from the state border, the fighters returned to the home airfield. The flight of the fighters took place in accordance with the international rules for the use of airspace.
On the eve of the Su-27, it also rose to intercept reconnaissance aircraft from the United States, Sweden and Denmark over the Baltic Sea.
On the same day, the Su-27 took off to intercept the American RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea.
In addition, on August 28, two Su-27 fighters flew to intercept the US strategic B-52 bomber over the Black Sea.