Russian fighter intercepts US plane over Baltic Sea



 A Russian Su-27 fighter intercepted a US reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea approaching the Russian border, the country's Defence Ministry said on 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 US Air Force," the ministry was cited as saying by Xinhua news agency in a statement.

After the US plane flew away from the Russian border, the Su-27 returned safely to its home airfield, the statement added.