UK defence bosses have introduced the RAF jets are set to fly to jap Europe in a bid to patrol the air area surrounding the Black Sea. Together with the Typhoons, troops from the RAF’s No 1 Expeditionary Logistics Squadron and No 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron will depart UK bases this week.
The Ministry of Defence maintains the flights are a routine process regardless of the rising tensions within the area.
The mission is a part of an annual Nato air patrolling exercise, Operation Biloxi.
The Ministry of Defence stated: “Operation Biloxi is a long-planned deployment of RAF Typhoons to Romania in assist of the Nato Southern Air Policing mission to watch the airspace of our ally.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated Russian President Vladimir Putin had not responded to his invitation to speak over the telephone.
Mr Zelensky’s spokesperson Iuliia Mendel, confirmed the invitation, which made on March 26, had not been acknowledged.
She stated on Monday: “The request has been forwarded from the workplace of the president of Ukraine to the workplace of Vladimir Putin to have a dialog, a phone speak.
“And we’ve not obtained a solution but.
“The workplace of the president of Ukraine hopes that it doesn’t imply that Vladimir Putin refuses to have a dialogue with Ukraine.”
The battle between Russia and Ukraine has sparked fears amongst analysts, with one declaring that the relations have been “wanting more and more fragile” since 2021 started.