NEWS US release pictures of Russian jet intercepting US recon plane over Baltic Sea

Striking photos released Friday show just how dangerously close a Russian fighter jet came to a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in a Monday interaction deemed “provocative” by a U.S. official.

The images show the Russian SU-27 coming within five feet of the wing of the U.S. RC-135U so close the Russian pilot can be seen in the cockpit in some images.

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