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WorldRussia says it intercepted US, Swedish jets over Baltic Sea

16:30  11 june  2019
16:30  11 june  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Russia intercepted jets from the US and Swedish air forces over the Baltic Sea on Monday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, the latest in a series of encounters between the US and Russian militaries at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries.

The Russian government statement said one of its Su-27 fighters approached the jets "at a safe distance and identified them as a US Air Force RC-135 and a Swedish Air Force Gulfstream reconnaissance aircraft."

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A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was deployed to intercept a US B-52 strategic bomber over the Baltic Sea , and in a separate incident hours later, a MiG-31 intercepted a Norwegian warplane approaching Russian airspace near the Barents Sea . Russia ’s air defense detected the aircraft on Tuesday

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet recently intercepted a US Navy P-8A Poseidon over the Baltic Sea , Russian state media outlet Interfax said Monday, citing Russia ’s Defence Ministry. The US plane was “approaching the Russian maritime border in the Baltic Sea ,” according to RT, another state media

"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 said. The Russians also released what they said was a video of the interception.

A US military official confirmed the encounter, but said it was safe and professional and declined to provide additional details.

The latest known interception over the Baltic Sea came as the US formally delivered a diplomatic protest known as a demarche to the Russian government on Monday over a near collision between a Russian warship and a US Navy ship in the Philippine Sea on Friday, according to a US official.

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A Su-27 fighter from the Russian Aerospace Force intercepted a reconnaissance aircraft from Sweden flying over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea to the Russian After that, the Swedish jet left the national border and Su-27 returned to its base, officials of the Russian military said .

The chargé d'affaires in the US embassy in Moscow delivered the protest to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monday morning, and the US defense attaché in Moscow delivered a similar message to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the official said.

CNN has reached out to the US Department of Defense for comment.

Word of the interception of the US and Swedish jets followed several similar recent incidents between the US and Russian air forces.

Last week, the US 6th Fleet said a Russian aircraft had intercepted a US aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea three times in less than three hours, and late last month, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said US F-22 stealth jets intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian fighter jets off the coast of Alaska.

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