The Russian Su-30 fighter took off to intercept two US Air Force (Air Force) aircraft and one French Air Force aircraft over the Black Sea.
“The Russian fighter crew identified the air targets as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135, refueling aircraft KS-135 of the U.S. Air Force, a reconnaissance aircraft C.160G of the French Air Force,” – said in a report of the Russian National Defense Control Center.
The center stressed that NATO reconnaissance aircraft were discovered by Russian air control means. After the foreign warplanes turned around and headed backwards from the border, the Russian fighter returned to the base. No violations of the border were allowed.
On October 26 a Russian Su-27 fighter intercepted the planes of USA and Germany and escorted them over the water area of Baltic Sea. The matter concerns American plane – U-2S reconnaissance aircraft and German aircraft of patrol aviation R-3S Orion. They approached the Russian state border without violating it.