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Fighter jets of the French air force flew over Tallinn in the Bastille Day

Three fighters of the French air force Mirage 2000-5, which is stationed at the airbase ämari airbase near Tallinn, on Tuesday flew over the capital of Estonia, in honor of the national holiday of the Republic of Bastille Day.

According to the Ambassador of France to Eric Lamoureux, this year the Embassy will be hosting a traditional reception in Tallinn in connection with the pandemic coronavirus. "However, throughout the week, everyone through digital channels can share with us in a festive mood. As a bonus today, you can enjoy a flight of French fighters over Tallinn", - quotes the words of the Lamour French Embassy.

Fighter jets of the French air force Mirage 2000-5 currently doing a mission to protect the airspace over the Baltic States and stationed at the airbase ämari airbase near Tallinn.

The Bastille day is celebrated in France on July 14. Bastille - a fortress and state prison in the Faubourg St. Antoine in Paris, built in 1382. In the XIV-XVII centuries, the Bastille served as a fortress on the outskirts of the capital, served as a prison mainly for political prisoners. It fell under the attacks of the rebels on 14 July 1789. This day is considered the beginning of the French revolution.