Russia challenges US after Baltic jet face-off

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Military encounters between Russia and the US and its allies have escalated significantly over the past two years

Russia says it was right to confront a US Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea on Friday.

The Pentagon said a Russian jet fighter acted in an “unsafe and unprofessional manner”, and performed a barrel roll over its plane.

Russia said that the American jet had turned off its transponder signal, which helps others identify it.

It is the second incident in the Baltic this

Article source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36177405

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