Russian threat: Estonia alarmed after sixth airspace violation by Russian jet

13:12 Nov. 2, 2016

Estonia alarmed after sixth airspace violation by Russian jet

An-148 aircraft (PHOTO: AP)

A Russian An-148 border patrol aircraft gave no response to Estonian air control 

Russian jet airliner violated the Estonian airspace on Tuesday morning for the sixth time this year, according to country's defence ministry, the Newsweek reports. 

An aircraft appeared on the radars near the isle of Vaindloo, Estonia's northernmost territory in the Baltic Sea and stayed within its airspace for about a minute. It was flying with its responder switched on but gave no reply to Estonian air control via radio, the outlet said. 

Read more Russia already wages war on Europe – Estonian PM

On the grounds of the incident, the Baltic country's government sent a note of protest to Russia's ambassador in Tallinn. The Russian defence department did not comment the alleged violation. 

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Russia has increased its military activities near the Baltic region after Crimea annexation in early 2014. Estonia is considered one of the primary targets of Russia's possible assault because of its vicinity to the RF borders and a significant share of the Russian population. 



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