Russian military defense units intercepted three French aircraft over the Black Sea, preventing any possible violation of the border. The Russian Air Force Su-27 intercepted the French warplanes near the country’s southern border.
The pilot of the Russian fighter identified the air targets as two French Air Force Mirage-2000 jet fighters and a C-135 tanker aircraft, and escorted them over the Black Sea.
NATO planes have intensified their reconnaissance activities near the Russian border since the end of 2020, with at least four foreign aircraft approaching the Russian border on Tuesday alone.
Moscow has repeatedly warned that such frequent flights by US regime and other NATO aircraft near the country’s border pose a risk of accidental escalation.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Military News 2021.