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Three French planes intercepted in the North Sea by Russian planes

(B2) A Rafale, a Mirage 2000 and an A330 MRTT were intercepted twice by Russian Su-27s over the Black Sea, on December 8 and 9.

The staff of the French armies specified that the surveillance missions are "classic and usual" and that they took place in international airspace. " There was no interception, no escort and even less an attempt to prevent [the French planes] from entering Russian airspace “, specifies the spokesperson, who refutes certain information published in the Russian press.

Russian long-range aircraft themselves regularly perform this type of approach maneuver off the coast of Europe, from the Baltic to the English Channel.


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