The U.S. side says that the interception took place in the Baltic Sea, the Russian – in Black.
On August 30, a video of the interception of the American B-52N bomber by the Russian Su-27 appeared on the Internet. According to the U.S. Air Force Command in Europe and Africa, the interception occurred over the Black Sea. The Russian side says that the interception occurred over the Baltic Sea.
The U.S. military called the actions of Russian pilots “unsafe and unprofessional.” According to them, the pilots repeatedly crossed the flight path at a distance of 100 feet from the bow of the B-52 at the same altitude and used a booster. Also, the day before the U.S. Air Force intercepted six Russian warplanes off the coast of Alaska.