A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter was scrambled to intercept a US-made Boeing P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft near Russia’s southern border, Russian defense ministry said in a statement Friday.
"A Su-27 fighter jet of the Air Force on duty in the Southern Military District was scrambled to intercept a target," the ministry said.
According to the ministry, as the fighter approached the US plane, it immediately changed it course and deviated from the Russia.
In mid-June, the Su-27 Flanker fourth-generation jets were scrambled to intercept US strategic bombers, which approached Russia’s state border from the Black Sea and the Baltic Seas, according to TASS.
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