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Two Sukhoi jets chase US B-52 bomber away from Russian border

March 21, 11:51 UTC+3

The Defense Ministry reported that the B-52 was flying over international waters of the Baltic Sea

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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.

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