: Russian helicopters in Lithuanian skies – border guard service

13:38 Apr. 14, 2016

Russian helicopters in Lithuanian skies – border guard service

Russian military Mi-35 helicopter takes off from the building of the Federal Security Service in Lubyanskaya Square in Moscow, Russia, Feb. 26, 2016. (AP Photo)

Three choppers with no identification spotted crossing from Kaliningrad region

Russian helicopters were seen crossing into the Lithuanian territory from Kaliningrad on Tuesday - Delfi reports. According to the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence, the choppers were not detected on the radar.

Read also Russian jets repeating 'aggressive maneuvers' over U.S. warship in Baltic Sea

On April 12, the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service reported three helicopters had possibly crossed the border from Kaliningrad region in Russia, then turned back and left the Lithuanian territory. The choppers did not bear any identification.

Read also NATO intercepts a Russian IL-20 aircraft, Lithuania officials say

The border guard service chief said the information on the incident was submitted to the Armed Forces, who are now either to confirm or deny the violation of border. An army representative said there might have been no violation, as the helicopters were spotted from a long distance.


Politics19:15 Dec. 9, 2016
Speeding train to connect Kyiv and Przemyśl by Christmas
Politics18:00 Dec. 9, 2016
EU to extend sanctions on Russia in December - Reuters
Politics17:15 Dec. 9, 2016
Russian foreign minister calls Reuters journalist 'an imbecile' (VIDEO)
Politics16:47 Dec. 9, 2016
"Ukraine at crossroads between prosperous future or continued corruption"
Politics15:30 Dec. 9, 2016
EP to review a suspension mechanism bill on December 15
Subscribe to receive regular email updates about Ukraine and Eastern Europe