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"Three planes and a corvette": In the Black Sea, the French military has become more active

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The French have become more active in the Black Sea. No sooner had the air defense forces "intercepted" the French fighters on the Black Sea, when the French corvette "Commandant Birot" (F796) entered the Black Sea.


On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, air defense duty forces spotted three targets moving towards the Russian border. A Su-30SM fighter was raised to "intercept", which identified three planes of the French Air Force over the neutral waters of the Black Sea. As stated in the message, two Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters and a French Air Force C-135 tanker were moving towards the Russian border.

The Russian SU-30SM escorted the French, made sure they were moving away from the border and returned to the base. So far, no explanation has been received as to what the two fighters and the flying tanker were doing near the Russian borders. The last time a French C.160G Gabriel electronic reconnaissance aircraft was seen over the Black Sea in early December last year.

On the same day, after passing the Turkish straits, the anti-submarine defense ship (corvette) Commandant Birot (F796) entered the Black Sea. The goals and objectives of the ship are not named, it is only noted that the visit of the "Frenchman" to the Black Sea is not the first, he entered the sea in 2014 and 2019.

It is possible that the French Navy decided, following the example of its NATO partners, to "support" Ukraine against the background of "continuing Russian aggression." Then, in the near future, the corvette will appear in Odessa, and the Ukrainian media will report on another "victory" over Russia. In the meantime, the French ship was taken under the supervision of the forces and means of the Black Sea fleet.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 12 May 2021 10: 10
    +2
    And what about the paddling pool in the Black Sea?
    Phantom pains for a couple with Naglich people about the Crimean War?
    Did you get too little then?
    1. Peak
      Peak 12 May 2021 10: 20
      +4
      Quote: Victor_B
      And what about the paddling pool in the Black Sea?

      In France, a military putsch is brewing, so Macron has "sent" part of his Navy out of harm's way.
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 12 May 2021 10: 29
        -1
        Quote: PiK
        In France, a military putsch is brewing, so Macron has "sent" part of his Navy out of harm's way.

        This is a kind of "punch" where he will be accepted after the putsch and how will he be greeted? wassat
        1. Peak
          Peak 12 May 2021 10: 38
          +1
          Quote: NDR-791
          This is a kind of "punch" where he will be accepted after the putsch and how will he be greeted?

          Who knows request ? He's some kind of muddy, sugary ...
          One word - Romanian wassat
          1. NDR-791
            NDR-791 12 May 2021 10: 39
            +2
            - So he's French
            -What's the difference? good
            1. Peak
              Peak 12 May 2021 10: 40
              -1
              Quote: NDR-791
              - So he's French
              -What's the difference?

              Well, yes, this is what ienno meant. yes
              1. Vladimir Mashkov
                Vladimir Mashkov 12 May 2021 12: 29
                -1
                The French, it seems, have also decided to "oppose" Russia in the Black Sea. Oh well. It would be better if Macron took up internal deeds than playing great geopolitics. Otherwise it won't take long to turn into Micron! lol
                1. Looking for
                  Looking for 12 May 2021 16: 01
                  -1
                  the bad thing is that they "too. It will be even worse in the future.
      2. frruc
        frruc 12 May 2021 13: 38
        +1
        On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, air defense duty forces spotted three targets moving towards the Russian border. Su-30SM fighter was raised to "intercept"

        I was a witness, already in the 2000s, when a small black helicopter took off from a French warship and flew for a long time abeam the city of Anapa along the state border (12,5 nautical miles from the coastline). He flew as long as with air. Su-27 was not raised in Krymsk. He passed over the helicopter at an extremely low altitude with incl. afterburner. After that, he almost fell on the deck in a tailspin, after which the ship left.
      3. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 13 May 2021 08: 06
        0
        Quote: PiK
        Quote: Victor_B
        And what about the paddling pool in the Black Sea?

        In France, a military putsch is brewing, so Macron has "sent" part of his Navy out of harm's way.

        This is understandable, with a military coup .. But it could have been sent away from the shores of Australia to protect the rights of Australian aborigines from aggressive kangaroos ... It's easy to find a reason!
    2. smart ass
      smart ass 12 May 2021 10: 23
      -1
      4 tankers and a dog))) reminded
    3. Finches
      Finches 12 May 2021 10: 24
      +1
      I would clarify that it was we (our ancestors) who entered Paris, and the French sailed into the Black Sea ... laughing
      1. Looking for
        Looking for 12 May 2021 16: 06
        -4
        The ancestors may have entered. Yes, only you are not ancestors. But the fact is, the Black Sea. Which was essentially a "Soviet" sea, is now a "passage yard" for all and sundry.
    4. demo
      demo 12 May 2021 10: 27
      +3
      By the way:
      During the Great Patriotic War, the Normandy aviation regiment fought in the ranks of the Red Army.
      On November 28, 1944, by order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Armed Forces JV Stalin, the regiment was given the honorary name "Neman" for military services and displayed courage during the air battles during the battles for the liberation of Lithuania and during the crossing of the Neman River, and since then since then it has become known as the Regiment "Normandy-Niemen".
      The regiment took part in the Battle of Kursk in 1943, the Belarusian operation in 1944, in the battles to defeat the German troops in East Prussia in 1945.
      On October 16 and 17, Normandy, which took part in Operation Gumbinnen, an unsuccessful attack on East Prussia, broke the record, shooting down 41 German aircraft without casualties.

      Though a small fraction, but it was.
      And there is no need to deny it.
      And discipline and order in NATO have not yet been canceled. Wherever they order, they will fly there.
      They fly, we follow. We fly, they also do not sleep.
      This is how the Armed Forces of all countries live.
      1. Peak
        Peak 12 May 2021 10: 35
        -2
        Quote: demo
        During the Great Patriotic War, the Normandy aviation regiment fought in the ranks of the Red Army.

        But also, after the victorious May 1945, the same "Normandy", but in a different composition, and on different machines, rampaged in the sky of Vietnam, during the suppression of the national liberation, anti-colonial war of the people of Vietnam, covering itself with indelible shame.
        1. demo
          demo 12 May 2021 10: 40
          +2
          The military are forced people. What they order, they will do.
          There is such a word - Oath.
          Received, and be kind.
          I am not making excuses. I state.
          1. Peak
            Peak 12 May 2021 10: 46
            -2
            Quote: demo
            The military are forced people. What they order, they will do.
            There is such a word - Oath.
            Received, and be kind.
            I am not making excuses. I state.


            In 1941, near Moscow, on Borodino, there were by no means "forced" French ...



            [media = https: //youtu.be/pNW5T6o-g3M]
            1. demo
              demo 12 May 2021 10: 54
              0
              There is no need to go deep into history.
              And then we can remember which of our princesses became the queen of France. And what language the aristocracy of Russia spoke in everyday life at the time of the Borodino battle.
              This should not be used as an example. Everything was different there. And not as described to us.
              It's about closer dates.
              And the French, Poles, Romanians, Hungarians, Yugoslavs and the rest were divided into two, irreconcilable (at that time) camps.
              Some supported the invaders, took up arms and fought on the side of the Germans.
              Others resisted.
              And it's not the quantity that matters. And in the fact of resistance.

              After the end of the war with Adenauer, we decided to start "life from scratch"?
              And even the prisoners were released and released home.
              So "don't put salt on your wounds."
              1. Peak
                Peak 12 May 2021 10: 59
                -3
                Quote: demo
                There is no need to go deep into history.

                Quote: demo
                And the French, Poles, Romanians, Hungarians, Yugoslavs and the rest were divided into two, irreconcilable (at that time) camps.


                So, because you do not want to delve into the historical processes of the past, which to this day affect our lives with non-healing wounds, you do not realize the fact that, for example, in Yugoslavia, during the WWII there were much more than two opposing camps ...

                Do you want us, forgetting history, to turn into "rut from the Urengoi"?
                1. demo
                  demo 12 May 2021 11: 11
                  -1
                  Kolya from Urengoy is a symptom. This is the verdict of the current government.
                  This is a spit and slap in the face for all of us.
                  But neither I nor you, absolutely nothing, except poking your finger into the keyboard of the computer did not.
                  We did not go to the protest actions.
                  They didn't stuff the faces of Kolya's parents.
                  Neither demanded that the prosecutor's office investigate the situation.
                  They did not send a petition to Putin.
                  And why not?
                  Because we know that all our actions will lead to the opposite.
                  They will begin to press those who are outraged by the boy's words.
                  What’s the point?
                  The bottom line is that a gang of those to whom our country is a cash cow has triumphed in the country (Russia).
                  And they reason very pragmatically - after us, even a flood.
                  When the combined units of all branches of the armed forces pass through Red Square to commemorate the next Victory date, and the marshals, the creators of victories, buried near the Kremlin wall, headed by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief I.V. Stalin, are fenced off with plywood, then it is difficult to imagine more spitting.
                  And the one about whom only the mute does not speak today spits on us.
              2. Peak
                Peak 12 May 2021 11: 07
                -1
                Quote: demo
                After the end of the war with Adenauer, we decided to start "life from scratch"?
                And even the prisoners were released and released home.
                So "don't put salt on your wounds."


                I cannot deny this - Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten , and nothing and no one will make me renounce my memory.
                1. demo
                  demo 12 May 2021 11: 21
                  -1
                  For God's sake! Nobody and nothing should make you or me forget about what the Germans did on our land.
                  But you shouldn't cultivate and nurture chronic hatred in yourself.
                  It will not lead you, or all of us, to anything good.
                  When from each iron and washing machine "reports" on Ukraine sound. The speeches of the "Neanderthals" are broadcast. Savor their next "pearls", issued "on the mountain" in order to stay in the cage, in trend.
                  And why is this done?
                  The answer is obvious.
                  But when over the past 6 years Russia has been supplying fuel and lubricants to Ukraine, when our factories supplied spare parts for military equipment, when hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians earned more than a billion dollars in Russia, from which the taxes that went to defense were isolated, including, this is how need to be interpreted?
                  They say one thing, but they themselves do another.
                  So I do not advise (if I may) be too trusting and not critical of the phobia that they are trying to squeeze into our heads.
      2. Lord
        Lord 12 May 2021 10: 45
        +1
        And there was also the 638th Infantry Regiment of French Volunteers
        Captured near Moscow and after reorganization became the 33rd division of SS Charlemagne
      3. Reserve buildbat
        Reserve buildbat 12 May 2021 19: 30
        0
        By the way, in addition to the Normanidia-Niemen regiment, there were also several units of French troops against the Nazis. The trouble is that their number was measured in thousands of people, and the number of troops defending Hitler was already in the millions.
    5. knn54
      knn54 12 May 2021 10: 43
      -1
      Probably in Odessa, French sailors feel more comfortable than in their native (so far) Marseille ...
      1. Peak
        Peak 12 May 2021 10: 52
        -2
        Quote: knn54
        Probably in Odessa, French sailors feel more comfortable than in their native (so far) Marseille ...

        And what is characteristic ... They are Britons, the French, like flies flock in periods of unrest and civil wars.
        We were in Odessa at the beginning of the twentieth century, and now we are pinned.
    6. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 12 May 2021 11: 28
      0
      Quote: Victor_B
      Phantom pains for a couple with Naglich people about the Crimean War?
      Did you get too little then?

      The last time the French got a good shot was in 1940 from the British, when they almost destroyed the entire Vichy fleet. So they are no strangers.
  2. marchcat
    marchcat 12 May 2021 10: 14
    +2
    What is this, almost forty years old "trough" forgotten in the Black Sea? Ukraine cannot be saved by such "maneuvers" if it does not want to.
    1. Kurare
      Kurare 12 May 2021 10: 18
      +1
      This is all that the Old World has deigned to allocate to its defender on the eastern flank - a forty-year (broken) trough.
  3. pytar
    pytar 12 May 2021 11: 08
    -2
    The activity of the French Navy and Air Force in the Black Sea region is probably connected with its attempts to sell Rafali to Ukraine. Something like a showcase of French / business / interests.
    https://topwar.ru/181347-zarubezhnoe-media-makron-nameren-predlozhit-ukraine-zamenit-sovetskie-mig-29-istrebiteljami-rafale.html
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 12 May 2021 11: 20
      +2
      And Bulgaria will pay for these Rafali to Ukraine? Well, you came up with another F35, offer them, but one and without an engine, they have a penny.
      1. pytar
        pytar 12 May 2021 12: 37
        -1
        Read carefully! This is not a fact, but an assumption based on the link.
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 12 May 2021 13: 28
          0
          It's hard for you with humor! laughing
          1. pytar
            pytar 12 May 2021 14: 53
            0
            CHU is quite normal. It's just that it differs between you and me. laughing
    2. frruc
      frruc 12 May 2021 13: 46
      0
      May be so. Perhaps, if only on credit. Although this is far from the first time.
      1. pytar
        pytar 12 May 2021 14: 58
        0
        If yes, then only on credit. With all that, the likelihood is extremely low, Rafal is a very expensive car. But if it started talking, then there will be some attempts. hi
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 12 May 2021 11: 16
    +1
    Interestingly, after the Russian Navy ship passes the Pas de Calais, the French are also going to take Moscow every time.?
  5. cniza
    cniza 12 May 2021 11: 43
    +1
    It is possible that the French Navy decided, following the example of its NATO partners, to "support" Ukraine against the background of "continuing Russian aggression."


    No matter how they, inside the country, need support, they would do their country better ...
  6. Anachoret
    Anachoret 12 May 2021 12: 40
    -1
    French ships will proceed with a friendly visit to Rostov for reconnaissance of the rubber situation with the possibility of an emergency settlement there of the fugitive French president and his wife.))
  7. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 12 May 2021 12: 47
    0
    And where are these guys getting patriotism? While they go "across the three seas" the British squeeze the island of Jersey from them. Our political department needs to work out the issue of dropping leaflets to them, maybe they don't know?
  8. awg75
    awg75 12 May 2021 13: 23
    +1
    they are forced people. where Uncle Sam orders, there they go.
  9. Dikson
    Dikson 12 May 2021 13: 58
    0
    War cannot be avoided. Only a blind urapatriot cannot accept this reality in any way .. The mediocre policy of "expressing concerns" and "partnership" led to a completely natural result ..- The West decided that Russia would endure everything and would not answer. And there are already plenty of instigators and provocateurs around our Motherland ..
  10. faterdom
    faterdom 12 May 2021 15: 05
    0
    Three (four in the song) inseparable aircraft and a corvette!
    A merry campaign is sitting behind the stove ...