A Russian reconnaissance plane briefly breached Swedish airspace on Friday, the Swedish staff said on Saturday, as the country’s authorities investigated a possible NATO candidacy following the Russian military operation. in Ukraine.
“A Russian An-30 aircraft breached Swedish airspace on Friday evening,” the Swedish Defense Ministry said, adding that its teams monitored the entire incident and video.
He also added that the plane flew east of the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea before heading to Swedish territory.
Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist said it was “absolutely unacceptable to violate Swedish airspace”.
And he added: “It is an unprofessional act, and given the general security situation, it is not at all appropriate. Swedish sovereignty must always be respected”, as reported by public television “SVT”.
‘Our territorial integrity must be respected’
For her part, Swedish Foreign Minister Anne Lind stressed that it is unacceptable for Russia to violate her country’s airspace.
“The territorial integrity of Sweden must always be respected,” he added, via his official Twitter account.
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