According to the Russian government, one of their Su-27 fighters approached the Jets "at a safe distance and identified them as reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Force RC-135 and the Swedish Air Force Gulfstream."
-27 Pilot reported on the identification of foreign reconnaissance aircraft and escorted them to prevent violations of Russian airspace borders in accordance with all necessary security measures, "it said in the Russian statement.The Russians also released a video about the interception.  A US military official confirmed the encounter, but said it was safe and professional, and declined to provide any additional details.
The Chargé d'Affaires in the US Embassy in Moscow forwarded Monday morning the protest to the Russian Foreign Ministry, and the US-Verte idigungsattaché in Moscow sent a similar message to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the official said. 1
News about US and Swedish jets intercepted several similar incidents between the US and Russian air forces last week The North American Aerospace Defense Command said three times in less than three hours late last month that American F-22 stealth jets intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian fighter jets off the coast of Alaska.