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Russia Says Fighter Jet Intercepts U.S. B-52 Bombers Over Baltic Sea

HeadlineMar 21, 2023

Russia’s Defense Ministry says it scrambled a fighter jet Monday to intercept a pair of U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers flying over the Baltic Sea. The Russian fighter reportedly returned to its base after the nuclear-capable U.S. bombers moved away from Russia’s border. The incident came as Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said it destroyed a train carrying cruise missiles bound for Russia’s Black Sea fleet at a station in the Russian-annexed Crimean Peninsula.

In Brussels, European Union ministers agreed Monday to provide Ukraine with 1 million artillery shells over the next year, while replenishing their own stockpiles of ammunition. Meanwhile, the Biden administration approved a new $350 million military aid package for Ukraine.

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