20:15 GMT20 June 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Russian Su-30 fighter on Tuesday intercepted two Dassault Mirage-2000 fighters and an aerial refuelling tanker of the French Air Force that were approaching the Russian border, Russia's Southern Military District said.

    According to the military, Russian radars detected aerial targets approaching the Russian border over neutral Black Sea waters earlier on Tuesday.

    "A Su-30 fighter was scrambled to identify the targets and prevent illegal border crossing ... The crew of the Russian fighter identified the aerial targets as two Mirage-2000 tactical aviation aircraft and one S-135 aerial refuelling tanker of the French Air Force, and escorted them over the Black Sea", the Southern Military District said, stressing that any illegal crossing of the Russian border had been prevented.

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