Ministry of Defense: Russian fighters escorted French Aerospace Forces aircraft over the Black Sea Mirage-200 “and” Raphael “. This is reported by TASS with reference to the Ministry of Defense.
“The crews of the Russian fighters identified the air targets as two tactical fighters Mirage-2000 and Rafale, as well as the C-135 tanker aircraft of the French Aerospace Forces and escorted them over the Black Sea, “the message says.
It is specified that foreign military aircraft deployed from the Russian state border, after which the Russian fighters returned to the home base. “Violations of the state border of the Russian Federation were not allowed,” the military department said.
The military also noted that Russian fighters flew in accordance with international rules for the use of airspace – without dangerous convergence and crossing of air routes.