• Sunday, 23 June 2024
Russia claims to have intercepted two US military planes.

Russia claims to have intercepted two US military planes.

Russia said Tuesday that it had dispatched a Su-27 fighter jet to "prevent state border violations" by two US Air Force strategic bombers flying over the Baltic Sea.

"The Russian fighter returned to its air base after removing the foreign military aircraft from the Russian state border," the Russian defense ministry said.

The two aircraft were B-1 strategic bombers from the United States Air Force.

The statement indicated that the army successfully prevented the breach of the border. Additionally, the ministry stated that the flight of the Russian fighter adhered strictly to international regulations regarding airspace usage.

This incident is the most recent in a series of similar occurrences. Just a little over a week ago, Russia reported intercepting two aircraft, one from Germany and another from France, as they attempted to "violate" Russian airspace.

In mid-April, Russia deployed a fighter jet to accompany a German naval aircraft over the Baltic Sea.

In March, an American drone collided with a Russian jet over the Black Sea, resulting in the drone crashing. Russia's defense ministry acknowledged launching jets in response to detecting a US drone in the Black Sea but denied causing the crash, stating that the drone had lost control.

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