This was informed in the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation.
It is noted that the radar facilities of the air defense duty forces of the Western Military District recorded two targets over the Baltic Sea, which flew towards the state border of Russia. We are talking about two strategic bombers B-52N of the US Air Force.
In order to identify targets and to prevent the violation of the Russian border, a Su-35 fighter took to the air. The crew of the Russian aircraft occupied the established zone of duty in the air.
The Su-35 returned to its home airfield after foreign bombers withdrew from the Russian border.
Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu presented pilots of Su-27 aircraft to the awards after the incident with the American drone over the Black Sea.