RUSSIAN bombers armed with nukes reportedly entered EU airspace before being intercepted by fighter jets.
Swedish media reports four of Vladimir Putin's warplanes swooped in over the Baltic towards the island of Gotland.
TV4, Expressen and Aftonbladet all report the formation was two Sukhoi Su-24 bombers and two Sukhoi Su-27 fighters.
The bombers – as seen in the photos with the single fin tails – were the ones reportedly armed with the nukes.
It is a chilling escalation as tensions continue to rage between the West and Russia over Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
The warplanes took off from the Russian air base in the enclave of Kaliningrad during the incident on March 2.
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Sources told TV4 the move is believed to have been a deliberate attempt to intimidate Sweden.
Sweden's military confirmed the interception earlier in the month, but the reports about the planes being armed with nukes has only emerged now.
The Swedish Armed Forces declined to comment when contacted by the channel.
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