A Russian Su-27 fighter jet on Monday, August 31, took over aircraft from Sweden, Denmark, and Germany over the Baltic Sea. This was reported by the Russian Defense Ministry.” Four air targets approaching the Russian state border have been detected by Russian airspace control over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. In order to identify the air targets and prevent violation of the Russian state border, a Su-27 fighter jet from the Baltic Fleet’s air defense forces was lifted into the air,” the ministry said.
It is specified that we are talking about strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 of the U.S. Air Force, “Gulfstream” of the Swedish Air Force, “Challenger” of the Danish Air Force, and the German Air Force patrol aircraft R-3S Orion. After foreign planes turned away from the Russian border, the Russian fighter returned safely to the airfield.
On August 29, Russian Su-27s were hoisted into the air to intercept the American B-52N over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. The bomber was also approaching the Russian state border, after which it turned away from the Russian borders, and the fighters returned to the airfield.
A day earlier, Russian Su-27s were scrambled to intercept the U.S., Swedish, and Danish reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea, as well as a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea.