Russia 'scrambles jets' around US bombers

Russia has scrambled fighter jets to intercept two US B-52 bombers flying over the Sea of Okhotsk, off Russia's far eastern coast, according to the Interfax news agency.

The report cites the Defence Ministry in Moscow.

Two days ago, Russia said the US had scrambled fighter jets to escort four Russian nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-95MS bombers as they carried out a planned flight near the American border.