Zakharova said that the actions of NATO in the Baltic States pose increased security risks


MOSCOW, August 9. /TASS/. Active actions of NATO forces in the Baltic sea region have turned it into a zone where potentially hazardous incidents. This was stated on Thursday at a briefing the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the incident with unintended launch of a Spanish aircraft in the skies over Estonia.

“This development was expected, after all, on the initiative of the Alliance it once a quiet militarily the Baltic sea region becomes a zone of intense combat training activities, fraught with dangerous incidents,” she said.

“The incident is yet another illustration of the fact that the actions of NATO, including the Baltic States, create additional security risks, and does not strengthen it,” – said Zakharov.

On Tuesday, the defence Forces of Estonia reported that the air force of Spain Eurofighter accidentally released during flight combat missile of class “air – air” AMRAAM, which was activated self-destruct sequence. This regime was to liquidate the projectile still in the air, however, despite this, the missile could fall to the ground about 40 km to the North from Tartu.

The investigation of the incident lead the air forces of Estonia, Department of aviation, the air force of Spain, and NATO experts. Search missiles do three easy Robinson helicopter of the Estonian air force.

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