According to Russia’s defense ministry, a Su-35 Russian fighter jet was used to intercept two US strategic bombers in the Baltic Sea.
It stated that radar detected two air targets flying in the direction the Russian Federation’s state border on Monday.
Two US Air Force B52 strategic bombers, US Air Force B52 Strategic Bombers, were identified as the aircraft “flying in direction of the Russian Federation state border”.
The ministry said that a Su-35 fighter plane flew into the air to stop a border violation.
It added that “After the foreign military plane moved away from Russia’s state border, the Russian fighter went back to its base airfield.”
According to the Russian Federation’s National Defense Center, “The Russian fighter flew in accordance with international rules for the use of the airspace.”
“Violations against the Russian Federation’s state border are prohibited.”
The claim has yet to be addressed by the US
This follows the collision of a US military surveillance aircraft into the Black Sea on March, after it was intercepted and destroyed by Russian jets.
A video released by the US Air Force shows a Russian plane intercepting the drone and dropping fuel on it.
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It was reported that two Russian Su-27 jets flew very close to the MQ-9 Reaper, before one struck its propeller. Remote operators had to force it to crash into the ocean.
This incident highlights the growing risk of direct confrontation between superpowers, as fighting in Ukraine continues.
American officials accused Russian pilots flying in a “reckless,” unsound, and unprofessional manner.
Moscow claimed that the planes were not dangerous and didn’t come in contact with the drone.