Russian Su-27 fighters on Monday, August 31, rose to intercept US bombers over the Baltic Sea. This was reported by the National Defense Management Center of Russia.
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It is reported that on Monday, over neutral Baltic waters, Russian airspace controls detected three bombers approaching the Russian state border. To identify them, three Su-27s from the air defense forces of the Baltic Fleet were involved.
“The crews of the Russian fighters identified the aerial targets as strategic bombers B-52H of the US Air Force,” the center said.
Earlier on Monday, it was reported that the Su-27 climbed to intercept aircraft from Sweden, Denmark and Germany over the Baltic Sea.
After the foreign aircraft turned away from the border of the Russian Federation, the Russian fighter safely returned to the home airfield.