Russian fighter intercepts U.S. plane over Baltic Sea

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MOSCOW, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) — A Russian Su-27 fighter intercepted a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea approaching the Russian border, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.

“The Russian fighter approached an airborne object and its crew identified it from a safe distance as a P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft of the U.S. Air Force,” said the ministry in a brief statement.

After the U.S. plane flew away from the Russian border, the Su-27 returned safely to its home airfield, the ministry said. Enditem