Estonian Foreign Ministry to prostest Russian airspace violations

  • 2005-12-07
  • TBT staff, TALLINN

The Estonian Foreign Ministry said today they would turn to diplomatic channels to officially protest a violation of its airspace by a Russian military cargo airliner on Dec. 6.

The Transport plane was reportedly headed for the Kaliningrad exclave when it crossed into Estonian airspace for approximately a minute near the Vaindloo Island. Estonian authorities have often complained of repeated violations of its airspace by Russian military aircraft.