The Russian Embassy in America on Friday announced that the country had scrambled warplanes to intercept U.S. Air Force planes near the Black Sea.
The embassy said a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet had intercepted an American RC-135 reconnaissance plane.
"A Su-30SM fighter from the Southern Military District’s air defense quick reaction alert forces was scrambled to intercept the target," Russia’s National Defense Management Center said in a statement released via state media. "The crew of the Russian fighter approached the aerial target at a safe distance and identified it as a US Air Force strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135."
In a second incident, two Sukhoi Su-27s shadowed an American B-52H.
Russia’s airspace control systems spotted and started to track the @USAirForce B-52H strategic bomber as it was app… https://t.co/b5ZB0TcVfK— Russian Embassy in USA 🇷🇺 (@Russian Embassy in USA 🇷🇺) 1598648652.0