Oct 22, 2014 12:28 PM

Estonia: Russian military plane violated airspace

The Associated Press

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) Estonia has summoned Russia's ambassador over an airspace violation by a Russian military aircraft.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mari-Liis Valter said Wednesday Estonia considers the violation serious. She said the Baltic country "demands an explanation" as to why a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft crossed into its airspace Tuesday afternoon.

Estonia's military said earlier the plane had entered Estonia's airspace for around one minute, before NATO fighter planes stationed in Lithuania intercepted it.

The incident comes as Russian forces have been accused of a series of border violations.

Since Friday, the Swedish Navy has been combing the Stockholm archipelago for signs of a foreign submarine that officials suspect entered its territorial waters illegally. It hasn't officially linked Russia to the suspected intrusion, but many analysts say Russia would be a likely culprit.


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from NH1.com

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome