Russian aircraft violates Estonia's airspace
On Tuesday, July 10, a Russian aircraft violated the air-border of Estonia, moving into the airspace over Vaindloo island for less than a minute, ERR News reported , citing the Press Service of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defense Forces.
The Russian Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft entered the air space over Vaindloo Island in Estonia on Tuesday morning without authorization. The aircraft's transponder was turned on; however, a flight plan had not been provided. The aircraft made no radio contact with Estonian air traffic controllers.
On Tuesday, the Estonian Foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of Russia to Estonia and handed him a note of protest.
This is the third time this year a Russian plane has violated the Estonian air spece.