Estonia accuses Russia of violating its airspace

Defense Ministry claims Russian An-72 military transport plane entered its airspace illegally for less than a minute

Estonia accuses Russia of violating its airspace

World Bulletin / News Desk

Estonia has accused a Russian aircraft of violating its airspace.

The country’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday that a Russian Antonov AN-72 – a military transport plane – breached Estonian airspace for less than a minute.

Thursday's incident reportedly took place in Estonian airspace near Vaindloo island, off the country’s northern Baltic Sea coast.

The statement claimed the Russian pilots did not make contact with the Estonian Aviation Service.

Estonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Russian embassy’s representative and handed over a letter of protest. 

Today's claim comes less than a month after Turkish jets downed a Russian warplane at the Turkish-Syrian border.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Aralık 2015, 08:58