US Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated last week that the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, was in talks with his Russian counterpart Gen. Valery Gerasimov to ensure that the two countries’ military operations in the Baltic Sea region are deconflicted.
On June 6, the Russian Defense Ministry said it scrambled a Su-27 air superiority fighter over the Baltics to to intercept and escort a US B-52 strategic bomber that approached its borders.
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