Russia scrambles fighter jet to accompany U.S. bomber - reports

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military scrambled an Su-27 fighter jet to escort a U.S. B-52H bomber over the Baltic Sea, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday citing the military.

TASS news agency said the Su-27 was scrambled in order to identify the target and prevent it from breaching the Russian border.

It said the pilot has identified it as the strategic bomber B-52H and escorted it over the Baltic Sea. The Russian border has not been violated, it added.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin)