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Baltic Sea: Russian fighter jets intercept US B-52H bomber00:10

Baltic Sea: Russian fighter jets intercept US B-52H bomber

At Sea, Baltic Sea
March 21, 2019 at 10:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage released by the Russian Ministry of Defence on Thursday shows US Air Force's nuclear capable bomber B-52H Stratofortress over international waters of the Baltic Sea.

According to the ministry, Russian airspace control detected the bomber at a considerable distance from the Russian border, and sent a pair of Su-27 fighter jets to identify and escort the US aircraft.

After being trailed by the Su-27s, the B-52H changed direction and left the area.

According to a statement by the US Air Force, six B-52 bombers have been recently deployed to Europe to take part in training missions across the continent.

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Footage released by the Russian Ministry of Defence on Thursday shows US Air Force's nuclear capable bomber B-52H Stratofortress over international waters of the Baltic Sea.

According to the ministry, Russian airspace control detected the bomber at a considerable distance from the Russian border, and sent a pair of Su-27 fighter jets to identify and escort the US aircraft.

After being trailed by the Su-27s, the B-52H changed direction and left the area.

According to a statement by the US Air Force, six B-52 bombers have been recently deployed to Europe to take part in training missions across the continent.

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