Representatives of the defense Ministry of this country claim that on Thursday okolo noon local time, Russian military aircraft without permission entered Estonian airspace, in connection with the incident official Tallinn has handed the Russian Ambassador a note of protest.
«Today at 12:10 Russian An-72 violated the airspace of Estonia for the third time this year. Air force safety PATO managed to intercept the aircraft,» – said in an official statement published on the social network Twitter.
The news Agency DELFI said that the An-72 was conducted in the airspace of Estonia, less than a minute. The transponder was turned on, and the plane flew on the previously submitted plan of flight in international airspace. At the moment of violation of the border, the aircraft did not maintain radio contact with Estonian air traffic controllers.
Russian Ambassador to Estonia was summoned in connection with the incident that occurred on the island of Vaindloo in the Gulf of Finland to the foreign Ministry where he was handed a note of protest. The Russian side has not given comments.