Russia Responded to Estonia's Accusations of Violating the Air Border
OREANDA-NEWS. Earlier on June 16, it became known that the Estonian military claims that two Russian Su-35 planes on Tuesday allegedly violated the country's air border, the press service of the main headquarters of the Estonian Defense Forces reported on Wednesday.
"Two Russian Su-35 planes entered Estonian airspace near Hiiumaa on Tuesday without permission. The planes were in the country's airspace for less than a minute. They had no transponders turned on, had no flight plans and had no two-way radio communication with the Estonian aviation service." , - the message says.
The department also reported that the Estonian Foreign Ministry summoned the Charge d'Affaires of the Russian Federation on Wednesday and handed him a note of protest.
On Tuesday, two Su-35 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces performed a planned flight over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea, the aircraft did not deviate from the route, the Russian Defense Ministry's information and mass communications department said in a statement.
"On June 15, two Su-35 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces performed a planned flight over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. The flight took place along a strictly established route. During the flight, the aircraft did not deviate from the route, which is confirmed by objective control data," the message says.
It is emphasized that all flights of the Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft are carried out in strict accordance with the international rules for the use of airspace over neutral waters, without violating the borders of other states.