‘Stay away from Russian borders or keep transponders on’: Russian MoD on US spy planes in Baltics


  Russian Defense Ministry suggests US surveillance planes should either keep their distance from Russian borders while performing flights over the Baltic Sea, or at least keep aerial transponders switched on for identification. “There are two solutions for the US Air Force [operating in the Baltic Sea]: either do not fly near our borders, or turn on transponders for automatic identification by our radars,” Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said in an official statement on Saturday. The statement comes after a Russian fighter jet intercepted a US surveillance plane,…

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