Moscow: Fighter in­ter­cepted U.S. bomber on Rus­sia bor­der

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MOSCOW | The Rus­sian mil­i­tary said it scram­bled a fighter jet Tues­day to in­ter­cept and es­cort a U.S. strate­gic bomber fly­ing over the Baltic along­side the Rus­sian bor­der.

Rus­sia’s De­fense Min­istry said the pi­lot who in­ter­cepted the plane iden­ti­fied it as a U.S. B-52 bomber and es­corted it at a safe dis­tance un­til it flew away from the bor­der.

Lt. Col. David Fag­gard said the B-52 was con­duct­ing a rou­tine mis­sion in in­ter­na­tional airspace.

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