MOSCOW, March 21. /TASS/. Two Russian Sukhoi-27 jets have forced a US B-52 bomber to move away from the Russian border, the Defense Ministry told the media on Thursday.
The B-52 was flying over international waters of the Baltic Sea. Russia’s air space control means identified it far away from the border and put it under observation.
Two Sukhoi-27 jets of the air defense force were ordered to identify and escort the aircraft. After the strategic bomber B-52H changed course to move away from the Russian state border the jets returned to base, the Defense Ministry’s statement says.
The Defense Ministry has uploaded a video of the incident to its Facebook page.