MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two US Air Force B-1B bombers moved across the Baltic Sea towards the Russian border on Wednesday. They were escorted by the Russian Su-27 aircraft, said the National Defense Control Center (NDCC) of the Russian Defense Ministry.
“On March 3, 2021, Russian air traffic control devices detected two air targets approaching the Russian state border over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. To identify air targets and prevent violation of the Russian state border, a Su-27 fighter was from the center of the air defense forces of the western military district have been messed up, “the statement said.
It is noted that the Su-27 crew identified the air targets as US Air Force strategic B-1B bombers and escorted them across the Baltic Sea. Violations of the Russian state border are not allowed, said the NDCC.
“After the turn of foreign military aircraft from the Russian state border, the Russian fighter returned safely to the airfield,” the statement said.
The flight was conducted in accordance with international rules for the use of airspace, he added.