Turkish top officials made it very clear, that these are violations not only of Turkish airspace, but NATO airspace
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gathered a meeting of bloc member states on October 5, following which it released a statement condemning the " incursions into and violations of NATO airspace
He rejected Russia's claim that its military incursion into NATO airspace
at Turkey's Syria border wasn't intentional.
He called on Russia to fully respect NATO airspace
and to avoid escalating tensions with the Alliance.
There is no doubt that relations with Russia have taken a dangerous turn, given Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and reckless exercises over NATO airspace
html) Bloomberg provides more evidence about the growing concerns over Russia as the country's jets probe NATO airspace
along with war drills threatening some of the European nations.
only "a very limited number" of NATO airspace
Russia recently reacted sharply to Nato manoeuvres in Eastern Europe, conducting tests with nuclear-capable intercontinental missiles and flights close to Nato airspace
by its long-range bombers.
Scrambles and intercepts are standard procedure when an unknown aircraft approaches Nato airspace
," the statement said.
aNow, every time the NATO airspace
over the Black Sea is violated, take off two Bulgarian, two Romanian and two Turkish fighters, all because of one Russian plane.
The aerial exercise will test the NATO-Russia Council Cooperative Airspace Initiative (CAI), aimed at preventing a new 9/11 by "sharing information on movements in NATO airspace
and Russian airspace, and by coordinating interceptions of renegade aircraft," according to a NATO statement.
Vladimir Putin's Russia has returned to the Cold War tactic of sending military planes towards Nato airspace
on several occasions in recent months.