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Russia raised the su-27 fighter jets to escort over the Baltic sea strategic bombers of the United States In-52H and reconnaissance aircraft of NATO. About it reports RIA Novosti, citing the Russian defense Ministry.
It is known that violations of the state border of Russia was not fixed. The defense Ministry stressed that the flights of Russian aircraft were performed in strict accordance with international rules. It is reported that the flights of scouts was held in the framework of doctrines of NATO “Baltops-2020”.
On 20 April it was reported that the Russian su-35 fighter intercepted an American reconnaissance plane, which was heading in the direction of military facilities in Syria. After convergence, the pilot was able to identify the tail number and the identity of the aircraft to the U.S. Navy. U.S. intelligence took over the accompaniment, but he soon redirected the plane to the other side of military objects of Russia.
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