Defence Blog: Russian fighters make unsafe intercept of French Air Force aircraft over Black Sea
Two Russian Su-27 fighter jets on Wednesday conducted an “unsafe” intercept of a group of French Air Force aircraft operating over the Black Sea.
Two French Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft and a KC-135FR aerial refueling tanker flying over international waters in the Black Sea when it was intercepted by two Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jets.
Russian fighters were approaching an unsafe distance to French aircraft, which posed a threat to their crews.
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Update #1: Russian Fighters Intercept French Jets Over Black Sea (Defense Post/AFP) Update #2: Russian Su-27 fighters intercept French military aircraft over Black Sea (TASS)
WNU Editor: Russia is claiming that their intercept followed all international norms …. ‘No violations allowed’: WATCH Russian Su-27 jets drive away NATO warplanes over Black Sea, trio of French aircraft intercepted (RT). More here …. Two Russian Su-27s Intercept French Military Aircraft Heading for Russian Borders Over Black Sea (Sputnik).Original Article
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