RAF spy planes face ‘hot-headed’ Russian fighters once a week

Whilst a missle being released is a worrying situation, I don't like how often the media portray our/NATO planes in international airspace versus Russian. Ours are seen as "braving it" and doing good, whereas Russia seems to be portrayed as reckless.

Here's one such example: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-64960706.amp

We intercepted a Russian plane and surely the miscommunication could theoretically happen here too, but on our part.

It's a dangerous game in international waters where neither side are necessarily in the wrong. You could argue that Russia should've contacted Estonian air control as per guidance, but you can equally see how that is annoying from a Russian perspective as they are rightfully flying through international airspace between their own territories.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending Russian actions and I absolutely do not condone what they're doing in Ukraine or many of their other actions in recent history, but it's never as clear cut as it seems.

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