A Russian Su-27 fighter flew over the Black Sea to intercept a British Air Force reconnaissance aircraft. This was announced on Wednesday, September 16, by the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation.
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It is noted that the target was detected by means of airspace control over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, after which it was decided to raise a fighter into the air to identify the object and prevent violations of the state border.
“The crew of the Russian fighter jet approached a safe distance to the aerial object and identified it as the British Air Force RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft,” the statement said.
According to the Russian military, there was no violation of the state border, and after the turn of the foreign aircraft, the Russian Su-27 returned safely to the base.
On September 15, a Russian Su-27 was lifted into the air to intercept a US Air Force patrol aircraft over the Baltic Sea.