Russian jets intercepted on Friday two US strategic bombers over international waters of the Black and Baltic Seas, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
‘Su-27P and Su-30SM fighters from the air defence alert quick reaction forces of the Southern Military District were scrambled to intercept the targets,’ the ministry said.
‘The crews of the Russian fighters approached the air targets within a safe distance and identified them as B-1B strategic aircraft, after which the US bombers changed their flight course and flew away from the state border of Russia,’ the statement added.
‘The flights of the Russian combat planes proceeded in strict compliance with the international rules of using the airspace,’ the ministry pointed out.
On Tuesday, the US military accused Russia of making an unsafe interception of a US Navy drone while it was flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean. (QNA)
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