December 7th local time, the Russian Federal Defense Command Center announced that one Russian-Soviet-30 fighter intercepted two strategic reconnaissance aircraft belonging to the United States and France over the Black Sea that day.
Sources pointed out that on that day, the Russian radar system found an air target approaching the Russian border over the high seas of the Black Sea, and the air force and the joint air defense force of the Southern Military Region of Russia sent a Su-30 fighter to take off and intercept it.
The air targets were confirmed to be RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft belonging to the United States Air Force, KC-135 aerial refueling aircraft and C.160G reconnaissance aircraft under the French Air Force.
Russian-Soviet-30 fighters accompanied them over the Black Sea. After the U.S. and French military aircraft diverted to fly away from the Russian border, Russian-Soviet-30 fighters safely returned to their positions.
The center stressed that Russian-Soviet-30 fighters strictly abide by the rules of international airspace flight throughout their flight, and the Russian border has not been violated.