Thursday, 13 July 2017

NATO and Russia clash over 'unsafe pilot manoeuvres' in Baltic Sea



NATO ambassadors are urging Russia to fly warplanes more safely over the Baltic Sea following "a series of unsafe intercepts".
 
The Western alliance claims dangerous pilot manoeuvres have been used during recent incidents, with one official saying "risk reduction remains a concern".


Russian pilots are being urged to file flight plans, respond to air traffic control or identify themselves with cockpit transmitters - known as transponders.


The issue is going to be raised at a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels, yet the Kremlin says all Russian flights abide by international laws.


Wrangling in the Baltic Sea between Moscow and NATO is intensifying.





BBC    News.