Russian Ministry of Defense stated that Russian Su-27 fighter jets intercepted several strategic bombers of the US air force, which approaching Russian borders in the Black and Baltic sea, reports RIA Novosti News Agency.
The military department of Russia noted that there had been no violations of the Russian border.
It is not the first time that the American strategic bombers fly near Russian borders. In March, a strategic B-52 bomber flew over the Baltic sea. Russian Su-27 bomber intercepted it "at a considerable distance" from the Russian border, reported Russian Defense Ministry. Later, the bomber changed its flight route to stay away from the border.
The Kremlin called the flights of US bombers near the Russian borders the cause of increased tension. "Such actions of the United States do not lead to strengthening security and stability in the region that is close to the Russian borders," — said the representative of Russian President Dmitry Peskov.