“The Russian ambassador was invited to visit the Foreign Ministry this Monday. The new Russia is violating Danish airspace. This is completely unacceptable and particularly worrying in the current situation,” Jeppe Kofod wrote on Twitter.
The incident happened on Friday night when a Russian reconnaissance plane arrived in Danish airspace east of Bornholm (the Danish island of the Baltic Sea) before it arrived in Swedish airspace, the last part of the episode’s defense released. Sweden last Saturday.
“It’s an intelligence plane that was in our airspace for a very short time. Two Danish F-16s intervened immediately,” Henrique Mortensen, a spokesman for the Danish Ministry of Defense, told AFP.
After that, the Russian plane exited Danish airspace. Such cases happen “rarely,” Mortensen added.
Unlike in Sweden, where the issue is under discussion, Denmark is a member of NATO.
A Russian reconnaissance plane was found last Friday violating Swedish airspace as the Scandinavian country is considering joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The Swedish Ministry of Defense revealed in a statement that the Russian AN-30 aircraft “violated Swedish airspace on Friday night” and that the aircraft was involved and photographed by the authorities.
By the beginning of March, four Russian warplanes had arrived in Swedish airspace east of the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.