Cockpit footage of the encounter between a NATO plane and a Russian reconnaissance plane

Rare footage from the cockpit of NATO aircraft has revealed extremely close encounters with Russian military aircraft over European skies.

Daily events have added to the tension between Russia and NATO.

Relations have deteriorated since Moscow invaded Ukraine in February, and there are fears that a mistake in the air could lead to a dangerous escalation.

Reporting by Nafiseh Kohnavard

Filmed by Aaron Hollett

Produced by Aine Gallagher

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