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Swedish Government Calls Russia's Violation of its Airspace 'unacceptable'

Russia violated Swedish airspace on Wednesday, according to Sweden's defense minister. Four Russian fighter jets briefly entered Swedish airspace above the Baltic Sea, according to Sweden's armed forces.

According to the statement, two Russian Su-27 and two Russian Su-24 fighter aircraft briefly violated Swedish airspace east of the Swedish island of Gotland, and Swedish Gripen jets were dispatched to document the violation.

Peter Hultqvist, minister for defense, told news agency TT that the violation of Swedish airspace by Russia was completely unacceptable. Sweden will take firm diplomatic action. Sweden's territorial integrity and sovereignty must always be respected.”

A senior government official said Sunday that Sweden sent medical equipment and anti-tank weapons to Ukraine.

Following the violation, Transportation Canada said it would conduct a review of Aeroflot's conduct and that of Canada's air traffic control company Nav Canada.

“We will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action and other measures to prevent future violations,” the Canadian regulator said.

3 March 2022


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