Estonia summons the Russian ambassador after denouncing a violation of its airspace

Estonian authorities on Tuesday denounced a violation of Estonian airspace by a Russian helicopter amid the war in Ukraine and summoned the Russian ambassador to the country.

The country’s armed forces have said in a statement that a border guard Mi-8 helicopter entered Estonian airspace on June 18 over the Koidula region in the south-east of the country.

The incident lasted about two minutes, the army said, pointing out that the helicopter had not submitted a flight plan and was flying with its transponder turned off, making communication impossible.


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Estonia summons the Russian ambassador after denouncing a violation of its airspace
Estonia summons the Russian ambassador after denouncing a violation of its airspace

In this spirit, the Estonian Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to the second violation of the country’s airspace this year and handed over a protest note. In the past year, Russia has violated Estonian airspace at least five times.

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