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So next question is why Russia has not asked for data ?
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Sunday the military aircraft was operating in compliance with rules governing international airspace and was flying at a safe distance from routes used by civilian flights.
"There were no prerequisites for an air accident," he said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.
Konashenkov said the number of flights by NATO warplanes along Russia's borders has tripled in recent months, and a NATO reconnaissance plane was flying between the Russian aircraft and the passenger jet on Friday. NATO aircraft also fly in international air space with their transponders switched off, he said.
Why would they need to ask Russia when commercial radar and data shows it clearly?
originally posted by: stumason
a reply to: seagull
The local Geography certainly helps!
But with the Swiss, just bottle them up in their mountain fortresses - they'll run out of Muesli before long! No need to even invade, just camp outside and block all the entrances
and a NATO reconnaissance plane was flying between the Russian aircraft and the passenger jet on Friday.
still 44 km
originally posted by: dollukka
a reply to: kitzik
I have never said Russia has violated our airspace, i have only said that they have not had their transponders on as it should..