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Russia Claims To Have Intercepted Two U.S. Bombers Over Baltic Sea

  • Russia said one of its fighter jets intercepted two U.S. B-52 bombers over the Baltic Sea on Monday, a potential provocation that comes just days after Russian planes forced a U.S. drone into the Black Sea.
  • A Russian Su-35 was scrambled toward the U.S. planes, which were headed toward Russia, but returned to its base when the B-52s turned away, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
  • The statement was accompanied by footage said to be shot from the Russian plane’s cockpit that appeared to show one of the two American jets.
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