A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to identify and intercept an air target approaching the Russian airspace over the Baltic Sea.
The Su-27 fighter on air defense duty was scrambled to establish the origin of the target and intercept it. The Russian fighter jet approached the target at a safe distance identified it as an RC-135 reconnaissance plane of the US Air Force.
Following the move, the NATO jet moved away from the Russian border and the Su-27 successfully returned to its military base.
Last month, the Russian military said that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to identify and intercept Swedish spy plane near the border.
The spotted target turned out to be a Swedish reconnaissance aircraft, called Gulfstream.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2019.