It was noted that Typhoon fighter aircraft took off from a Romanian base because of the information that there were six Russian Su-24 bombardment aircrafts above the Black Sea not far from NATO borders. They were heading to the annexed Crimea.
In particular, one of the pilots said that before the flight they were warned about a significant air activity of Russians at night.
“The operation was conducted within NATO mission on restraint of Russian aggression, support of the Romanian allies and UK’s fulfillment of NATO obligations,” the representatives of British Air Force explained.
At the same time, as Russian news agency TASS reports, Russia’s Defence Ministry denies them fact that Russian planes were intercepted. As Russia puts it, on August 13, four planes of fleet air were performing training tasks over the Black Sea. Su-24 were not among them.
Su-24 is a Russian frontline bombardment for missile and bomber strikes in simple and severe weather conditions, day and night, including on low heights with adjusted attacks at ground and surface targets.