Russia scrambles fighter jet as two US bombers approach its border: Russian media

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Russia scrambled fighter jets to intercept two US bombers and a drone which approached Russia’s northern and southern borders on Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

According to the ministry, two US B-1B strategic bombers approached the border over the Baltic Sea and a Global Hawk drone approached the border over the Black Sea.

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As with the fighter jets, a single Su-37 approached in both cases and the US bombers and the drone pivoted away from the Russian border, the ministry said.

Similar encounters have been regularly reported in recent weeks by Russia.

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