Photo: Vitaly Timkivi / RIA Novosti
Russian su-27 intercepted the American b-52 in the skies over the Baltic sea, told RIA Novosti the representative of the Pentagon Eric Pahon. According to him, the fighter and bomber spent standard action.
“US air force aircraft b-52 were on a routine operation in international airspace in accordance with the principle of freedom of navigation and flight. March 20-52 and the Russian su-27 there was a regular meeting,” he said.
He added that the pilots used radar beacons and did not violate international law. “Russian plane drove b-52, it was stated that the bomber was able to complete the mission,” explained Pachon.
Previously on 21 March, the Russian defense Ministry posted a video escort Russian strategic bombers USA Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, heading towards the Russian border.
Video, photo All from Russia.