Russia’s aircraft violates Estonia's airspace

This was the third violation of Estonian air border committed by Russian aircraft this year
15:39, 28 October 2019

On October 25, Tu-154 of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation entered the airspace of Estonia without permission.

This was reported on the official website of the Estonian Defense Forces Headquarters.

"The plane was in the airspace of Estonia for less than a minute. The airplane’s transponder was switched on, there was no flight plan. The plane did not have radio communication with Estonian Air Traffic Service," the message states.

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The Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to Estonia and handed over the note.

As we reported earlier, U.S. Air Force reconnaissance UAV conducted a surveillance flight over the western border of Russia, where Kaliningrad Oblast neighbors Lithuania. Interfax news agency reported this with a reference to the monitoring data of the western aviation sources.

RQ-4B Global Hawk (side number 11-2048) took off from Sigonella airbase (Sicily) and performed a seven hours long flight. After that, the UAV turned to Estonia, screening the borders of Russia's Pskov and Leningrad Oblasts.

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