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Under an icy rain, camouflage-clad Swedish soldiers crouched behind a log pile, aimed their machine guns towards the Baltic Sea and, at their officers’ barked orders, opened fire down the snow-covered range. It was routine training for the young recruits based on the Baltic island of Gotland, but these troops are at the forefront of Sweden’s efforts to bolster its military as Stockholm worries about Russian intentions in Europe and the Baltic.

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Russian Su-27 fighters intercept US B-52H bombers above the Baltic Sea

Courtesy: Russian MoD

Footage released by the Russian Ministry of Defence on Saturday allegedly shows Russian Air Defence Forces Su-27 fighter jets escorting a US B-52H bomber near the Russian border.

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Russian Su-27 jet escorts US B-52H bomber over international waters of Baltic Sea

Russian Ministry of Defence released footage of US Air Force’s nuclear capable bomber B-52H Stratofortress over international waters of the Baltic Sea.

According to the ministry, Russian airspace control detected the bomber at a considerable distance from the Russian border, and sent a pair of Su-27 fighter jets to identify and escort the US aircraft.

After being trailed by the Su-27s, the B-52H changed direction and left the area.

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COURTESY: Russian Ministry of Defence

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