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Russian fighter jet maneuvers near French ship

The fully armed aircraft flew over Aquitaine frigate at a low altitude, breaking the norms of the international law
12:05, 11 April 2018

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Russian Air Force fighter flew close to a French Navy ship in an incident that occurred several days ago, Business Insider reports. 

'The incident, first reported by Le Point magazine, comes as tensions mount between Russia and Western nations following a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria on April 7. At least 60 people were killed in the attack, according to a Syrian relief agency. The weekly magazine said the Russian plane had flown over frigate Aquitaine over the weekend and was fully-armed', the outlet wrote.

The Russian Defence Ministry was notified of the event.

'The incident, first reported by Le Point magazine, comes as tensions mount between Russia and Western nations following a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria on April 7. At least 60 people were killed in the attack, according to a Syrian relief agency. France, the United States and their allies are considering a coordinated military response after accusing the Russia-backed Syrian government of being behind the attack. Damascus and Moscow have denied a chemical attack took place', the story reads.

Read the full article here.

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