Russian fighter jets escorted US Air Force bomber after it reportedly approached Russian airspace

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There were no violations of Russia’s state border for the duration of the episode, in accordance to TASS, which, citing Russia’s National Protection Command Centre, stated “three Russian fighters Sukhoi-35S have been scrambled to escort a US strategic bomber B-52H, which approached Russia’s airspace.”

“The fighters’ crews identified the target as a strategic B-52H bomber of the US Air Pressure and escorted it around the Pacific Ocean. There were being no violations of Russia’s condition border or hazardous proximity of planes in the air,” TASS extra.

According to the point out-owned news agency, the fighter jets “strictly followed” international guidelines and returned to foundation just after the US aircraft moved away from the Russian border.

CNN has reached out to the Pentagon for remark.

The incident marks the most up-to-date salvo in the latest several years between Russian aircraft and possibly US or NATO aircraft. In March, NATO scrambled fighter jets 10 moments to track and intercept an unusually “scarce peak” of Russian bombers and fighters traveling around the North Sea, Black Sea and Baltic Sea, a NATO official reported at the time. And in August 2020, two Russian plane built an “unsafe, unprofessional” intercept of a US Air Power B-52 bomber in excess of the Black Sea and in global waters, triggering turbulence to the B-52 that limited its potential to maneuver.

Correction: A former version of this story misidentified the fighter jets. They were being Sukhoi-35S fighter jets.