The Russian Defense Ministry announced that its fighters intercepted two US strategic bombers in the Black and Baltic seas on May 29.
Bloomberg quoted the Russian Defense Ministry’s statement as saying that the country had detected two US B-1B bombers in the Black and Baltic seas on May 29.
The Russian side then deployed Su-27 and Su-30 fighter jets. Russian aircraft comply with international rules and keep a safe distance from the US aircraft until they change direction. The Ministry of Defense of Russia announced and released the footage back to the incident.
This is the latest interception of Russian and Western aircraft near each other’s airspace. On May 26, two Russian Su-35s followed a U.S. P-8A reconnaissance aircraft near the Russian base in Syria.
The US accuses the Russian pilot of being unprofessional and unsafe when flying just a few meters away from American planes.
On May 19, NATO deployed fighter jets to prevent two Russian Tu-22 bombers from reaching Romania’s airspace.