RT: Moscow has dispatched several jets to monitor US bombers flying near Russia’s Far Eastern borders, just days after a similar encounter took place in the Baltic Sea.
A Russian air defense unit spotted two American B-52H strategic bombers cruising over the neutral waters of the Sea of Okhotsk. A squad of Su-30, Su-35, and MiG-31 jet fighters was immediately scrambled to “continuously” escort the US aircraft while they were present in the area, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The Russian military noted that the maneuvers were carried out in strict accordance with the international rules of conduct in neutral airspace.
The encounter comes after Russian warplanes were dispatched on Monday to escort US B-52Hs and reconnaissance aircraft in neutral airspace above the Baltic Sea.
Russia regularly sends its jets to monitor various US and NATO military aircraft, including surveillance planes, that fly close to its borders.
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