Over the past day Russian su-27, two times I was up in the air to accompany the American strategic bombers B-52H over the Baltic sea. About it informs the national defense control center of Russia.
It is noted that the fighters did not allow the approach of foreign bombers to the state border.
according to the center, with the March 14 strategic aviation aircraft of the U.S. air force has already completed 7 flights over the Baltic sea.
over the past period of time, the activity of foreign reconnaissance aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles at the borders of Russia has grown. As reported by the newspaper " Red star ", only this week air patrols along Russia's borders, led 21 aircraft. Fighters on-duty air defense forces had to take to the air four times, violations of the airspace of Russia, they were not allowed.
So, on March 18 strategic bomber B-52H Stratofortress noticed at the borders of the Leningrad region. Then the American pilots simulated bombing bases of the Baltic fleet, approaching during the flight to Petersburg on 191 kilometer.
a similar incident happened on March 20. Surveillance of the airspace found an American plane at a considerable distance from the Russian border, to escort rose in the air two su-27. In the end, the bomber changed the trajectory, and the fighters returned to base.
The leadership of the Russian Federation expressed regret over such actions to the U.S. capital. As said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, all this does not lead to the strengthening of an atmosphere of security and stability in the vicinity of Russia's borders.