Russian fighters escorted two US strategic bombers over the Baltic
Ministry of Defense of Russia reportedthat Su-35s and Su-27p fighters were lifted into the air to escort two US strategic bombers over the Baltic Sea. It is noted that "violation of the state border of the Russian Federation is not allowed."
Today, on May 25, Russian airspace control over the Baltic Sea detected “two air targets” approaching the border. Fighters from the air defense forces of the Western Military District were taken into the air. The crew classified the air targets as two US Air Force B-1Bs.
Russian fighter jets returned to their base airfield after the removal of foreign military aircraft from the state border. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the flight of Russian aircraft was carried out "in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace."
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