TALLINN, may 5 — RIA Novosti, Nikolai Adashkevich. Flying over Estonia of the aircraft with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov on Board was agreed, announced on Friday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Estonian military said earlier that a Russian plane Il-96 belonging to the office of the President of the Russian Federation, has violated the country’s airspace. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening, but in Tallinn told about it only on Friday. According to the chief of staff of the Estonian defense forces, the incident occurred in the area of the island Vaindloo in the Gulf. The plane, according to the military was the transponder turned on, however, he has not submitted the flight plan. In the General staff also stated that “at the moment of violation of the border of the Il-96 was not in radio contact with air traffic control service in Estonia”.
As stated Zakharova in an interview with the Estonian program “Current camera”, Tallinn did not provide any documents about the violation of its airspace.
“Lavrov flew to Finland for a visit. All migratory documents were agreed. The flight went normally. The crew of no messages received. No documents about the violation in the foreign Ministry had not received”, — said Zakharov.
Estonian defense Ministry says that last year the Russian aircraft seven times violated the air space of the Republic. The Russian military has repeatedly stated that all flights of videoconferencing was carried out in strict accordance with international rules of using airspace over neutral waters without violating the borders of other States.