On June 18, Russian Su-27 fighter jets intercepted U.S. Air Force B-52H strategic bombers above the Black Sea, near Crimea, and the Baltic Sea.
“The crews of Russian Su-27 fighter jets … have intercepted US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers, that approached Russian state border from the Black and Baltic seas,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Over the past years, the US and NATO have dramatically increased its military activities along the Russian border. In 2019, Russia was repeatedly forced to scramble fighter jets to intercept US aircraft, including spy planes, moving towards its borders.
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