Putin jet trespassed in NATO airspace on way to summit, Estonia says

For more than a decade, Russian military planes have regularly zipped through the edges of NATO airspace over the Baltic Sea off Estonia’s coast, in daring, high-stakes runs that taunt the alliance’s air defenses.

While flying from Russia to Finland on Monday morning, Mr. Putin’s presidential plane entered NATO airspace without clearance over a portion of the Baltic Sea that is often the site of Russian military jet fly-bys, the Estonian military said on Tuesday.

The Estonian authorities monitored the presidential flight through the country’s airspace on Monday and released a statement on the illegal border crossing on Tuesday. The flight was also recorded on publicly available flight tracking services.

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