Russian fighter Su-27 on Monday, August 31, rose to intercept aircraft from Sweden, Denmark and Germany over the Baltic Sea. This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
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“Russian means of airspace control over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea have detected four air targets approaching the state border of the Russian Federation. To identify air targets and prevent violation of the state border of the Russian Federation, a Su-27 fighter from the air defense forces of the Baltic Fleet was taken into the air, ”the department said.
It is specified that we are talking about the strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 of the US Air Force, the Gulf Stream of the Swedish Air Force, the Challenger of the Danish Air Force and the R-3C Orion patrol aircraft of the German Air Force. After the foreign aircraft turned away from the border of the Russian Federation, the Russian fighter safely returned to the home airfield.
On August 29, Russian Su-27s were lifted into the air to intercept the American B-52N over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. The bomber also approached from the state borders of the Russian Federation, after which it turned away from the Russian borders, and the fighters returned to the home airfield.
A day earlier, Russian Su-27s climbed to intercept reconnaissance aircraft from the United States, Sweden and Denmark over the Baltic Sea, as well as an American RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea.