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Russian Drones Repeatedly Violated Poland's Airspace - Defense Minister

Sputnik News

10:07 13.05.2016

Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) had repeatedly violated country's airspace in the past.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – During the interview with Polish Television, Macierewicz was asked about the reported violations of Polish airspace. The question was asked in the context of reports of alleged dangerous actions of Russia's aviation over the Baltic Sea.

"These were drones. The incidents took place on the Polish-Russian border near Kaliningrad region. Fortunately, we have significantly strengthened the borders so during the last 2.5- 3 months such incidents were rare," Macierewicz said, as quoted by the website of the public broadcaster TVP.

He added that the number of such incidents could be classified as numerous and expressed hope that Russian Aerospace Forces would be cautious in the airspace of NATO member states.

In mid-April, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said all flights by airplanes from Russia's Aerospace Forces were completed in accordance with international norms.


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