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Russian fighter intercepts U.S. bomber before Lavrov-Blinken meeting
Published: May 20, 2021 08:57 AM
File photo of a Russian Su-27 fighter (Photo: Xinhua)

File photo of a Russian Su-27 fighter (Photo: Xinhua)


 
Xinhua file photo of a B-52 strategic bomber

Xinhua file photo of a B-52 strategic bomber


 
A Russian Su-27 fighter intercepted a B-52H strategic bomber of the U.S. Air Force over the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The Russian jet escorted the U.S. plane, which was approaching Russia's sovereign airspace over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea, until the B-52H changed its course and left.

The intercept took place just hours before the first meeting of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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