Russian helicopters violated Polish air space: report
PR dla Zagranicy
Three Russian helicopters entered Polish air space last week, flying across the country’s north-eastern border with Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave, a Polish newspaper reported on Monday.
Russian helicopters. Photo: Alan Wilson/Flickr.com
The type of choppers involved in the incident last week reported by Gazeta Polska Codziennie was not specified by the paper.
Citing a forestry official whom it described as an eye-witness, Gazeta Polska Codziennie reported that the Russian machines, flying low and in formation, entered several kilometres into Polish territory.
“It wasn’t long before the helicopters returned over the border,” the official was quoted as saying. He added that Polish border guards quickly arrived at the scene.
The reported incident follows a series of controversial manoeuvres by Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea that have been condemned by Polish and US officials.
American warship the USS Donald Cook was buzzed on 11 April, while the vessel was carrying out deck landing drills involving a Polish helicopter. (pk)
Source: Gazeta Polska Codziennie