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Russia intercepts US, Swedish jets over Baltic Sea
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:27:38 AM »
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Russia intercepts US, Swedish jets over Baltic Sea
By Rachel Frazin - 06/11/19

Russia's defense ministry said Monday it intercepted U.S. and Swedish jets over the Baltic Sea, the latest incident amid heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington.

The Russian government said in a statement posted to Facebook that one of its fighter Su-27 aircraft approached the jets "at a safe distance and identified them as a US Air Force RC-135 spy plane and a Swedish Air Force Gulfstream reconnaissance aircraft."

"The Su-27 pilot reported on the identification of foreign reconnaissance aircraft and accompanied them, preventing violations of the Russian airspace borders in compliance with all necessary security measures," the Russian statement added.

Read more at: https://thehill.com/policy/international/russia/447968-russia-intercepts-us-jet-over-baltic-sea


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