A French Air Force Rafale fighter flies above Tanagra military air base, north of Athens on February 4, 2021 during a joint military drill with Greece Air Force as part of French Air Force's mission "Skyros 2021". Greece and France signed a 2,5-billion-euro ($3 billion) warplane deal on January 25 as part of a burgeoning arms programme to counter Turkish challenges over natural gas resources and naval influence in the eastern Mediterranean. The deal will see Greece buying 18 Rafale jets, 12 of them used, made by French firm Dassault.
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A French Air Force warplane flying out of Greece close to the Black Sea where other French jets were intercepted by Russian fighters. AFP 

Russia intercepts and escorts French warplanes over the Black Sea

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