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Russian military plane briefly violates Swedish airspace again

Four Russian fighter jets had already briefly violated the airspace over Sweden at the beginning of March
HANDOUT - 29 March 2021, United Kingdom, ---: A Russian Tu-142 Bear-F aircraft which was intercepted by Typhoons from the RAF Lossiemouth base on Monday morning after it was spotted operating near the UK. Photo: Sac Sian Stephens Raf/Ministry of Defence (MoD) via PA Media/dpa - ATTENTION: editorial use only and only if the credit mentioned above is referenced in full
File photo of a Russian Tu-142 Bear-F aircraft which was intercepted while operating near the UK in 2021. Photo: Sac Sian Stephens Raf/MoD/dpa.

A Russian military aircraft briefly violated Swedish airspace.

The Swedish military said on Saturday evening that the AN-30 propeller plane had initially been east of the Danish Baltic Sea island of Bornholm the previous evening and had then flown towards Swedish territory.

South of Blekinge, it violated Swedish airspace for a short time before leaving the area again.

Swedish fighter jets followed the incident and photographed the aircraft. Four Russian fighter jets had already briefly violated the airspace over Sweden at the beginning of March.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine more than two months ago, Sweden and neighbouring Finland have been intensively discussing the possibility of joining NATO.

Russia has warned the two northernmost states of the EU several times against such a step.

Russian military plane briefly violates Swedish airspace again
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