RAF Typhoons scrambled The warplanes based in Romania hurtled after Putin’s plane amid heightend tensions in the region.
Thousands of soldiers, hundreds of tanks and scores of warships and warplanes are all on station in the Baltic states for NATO.
The RAF tweeted: “RAF Typhoons based in Romania have been launched as a response to a Russian Il-20 Coot aircraft operating near NATO airspace over the Black Sea. WeAreNATO”
Russia and the West are at each other’s throats over the ongoing conflict in Syria due to Putin’s support of dictator Bashar al-Assad.
RAF Typhoons scrambled as Russian warplane
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