Published video of the interception by Russian fighters of a strategic bomber of the US Air Force B-1B Lancer over the Black Sea.
Russian air defense systems spotted an American aircraft at a considerable distance from the state border of the Russian Federation. Toward the guest, Su-27 and Su-30SM fighters from the duty forces of the Southern Military District were raised. They approached the bomber, determined its type and nationality. After that, the B-1 turned away from the Russian border.
The same story happened over the Baltic Sea, where another Lancer flew.
“Flights of Russian combat aircraft took place strictly in accordance with international airspace use rules” the Russian Defense Ministry emphasized.