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Su-27 fighter pilot escorted French Air Force planes over the Black Sea

Over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, three air targets were detected by Russian airspace control systems approaching the state border of the Russian Federation.

To identify them and prevent violations of the state border, a Su-27 fighter from the air defence duty forces of the joint air force and air defence of the Southern Military District (SMD) was airlifted.

The pilot of the Russian fighter identified the air targets as two Mirage-2000 tactical aircraft and a C-135 tanker aircraft of the French Air Force. He escorted them over the Black Sea.

The flight was carried out in strict accordance with the international rules for the use of airspace. The state border of the Russian Federation was not violated.

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