The crew of a Russian Su-27 fighter jet, which was lifted into the air due to the approach of an unidentified air target to the state border, escorted an American bomber over the Baltic Sea, the National Defense Control Center reported.

Russian air space controls on Monday detected an unknown object over neutral waters.

The crew of the fighter from the Baltic Fleet air defense forces on duty identified the target as a B-52H strategic bomber of the US Air Force.

He escorted the foreign plane over the Baltic Sea until it changed course.

The state border of Russia was not violated, the National Defense Management Center stressed.