Russian plane intercepts US B-5 2 bomber

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Washington( CNN) A Russian fighter jet intercepted a US bomber over the Baltic Sea in international waters on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry that was published on state news agency TASS.

“On June 6 Russia’s airspace monitoring … identified an air target flying along Russia’s state border over the international waters of the Baltic Sea. A Sukhoi-2 7 fighter airplane of the Baltic Sea Fleet’s air defense force was dispatched to intercept the target, ” according to the statement, quoted by TASS.

“The crew of Russia’s Sukhoi-2 7 jet approached the aircraft staying at a safe distance, identified it as a US strategic bomber B-5 2 and escorted it for some time, ” the report said.

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