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NATO releases video of Russian fighter jets being intercepted over Baltic Sea – video

Friday, 1 March 2024, 15:34
NATO releases video of Russian fighter jets being intercepted over Baltic Sea – video
Photo: NATO Air Force Command on Twitter (X)

Two French Mirage 2000-5 aircraft have intercepted Russian Su-30 fighter jets and an An-72 transport plane over the Baltic Sea.

Source: Videos and photos of the interception have been posted on Twitter (X) by NATO Air Force Command, reports European Pravda

Details: The incidents occurred in international airspace to the north of Poland on 29 February.

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Quote: "Check out how it looks when two French Mirage 2000-5 intercept two Russian SU-30-M aircraft over the Baltic Sea yesterday.

Directly after the French fighters were re-tasked to a new mission, where they also intercepted a Russian AN-72 flying in international airspace North of Poland."

French military aircraft are stationed in some NATO member states as part of a mission known as NATO Air Policing, which aims to protect the Alliance’s airspace. These missions increased following Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Since then, several aircraft interceptions have been recorded, none of which resulted in a serious incident. In March 2023, a Russian plane collided with an American drone in the Black Sea.

French Defence Minister Sébastien Lecornu stated last week that Russian forces threatened last month to shoot down French planes patrolling international airspace over the Black Sea.

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