“This is a picture of the Russian threat as we see it. It has never been as serious as it is now, “said Estonian Deputy Defense Minister Kusti Salm on Tuesday. According to him, this has not been the only disruption of space in the last week.
Estonia responded by summoning the Russian ambassador to Tallinn.
“It is no coincidence that a helicopter crosses the border. There have also been other provocative actions at the border recently, “Salm added, adding that Russia is said to be conducting rocket attacks on the Baltic neighbor near Estonia. “They simulate missile attacks against NATO territory and let us know,” he continued.
Salm also pointed to Russia’s tense relations with the Baltics. In particular, Russia’s agreement with Lithuania on Vilnius’ decision to block the ground transit of Western sanctioned goods to the isolated Russian territory of Kaliningrad.
Denmark also reports provocations
Exactly one week later, a NATO summit will take place in Madrid, where members of the Alliance will, among other things, plan for fundamental changes in the protection of the Eastern Wing, precisely as a result of the Russian war in Ukraine.
Denmark also complained about the violation of its territory on Friday. The Russian corvette was to enter the Danish territorial waters twice without permission. Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod called it a deeply irresponsible, rude and completely unacceptable Russian provocation.
In 2015, Russia lost the Sukhoi Su-24 aircraft, which flew into Turkish airspace and was shot down shortly thereafter. According to the Turkish side, the pilot was warned many times in advance.