Yet another Russian military plane violates Estonian airspace ({{commentsTotal}})

At 9:51 a.m. on Tuesday a Russian Antonov An-26 aircraft violated Estonian airspace. The Russian air force plane entered Estonian territory in the area of Vaindloo island off the coast of Lääne-Viru County.

The aircraft spent less than a minute in Estonian airspace, the Estonian Defence Forces reported.

The plane’s transponder was active, and a flight plan had been submitted according to which the plane was supposed to remain in international airspace.

At the time it entered Estonian territory, the Russian aircraft wasn’t in contact with Estonian air traffic control.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Russian ambassador to Estonia and forwarded a note of protest of the government to him.

Editor: Editor: Dario Cavegn



Opinion
Easter Monday a public holiday? But you're forgetting productionEaster Monday a public holiday? But you're forgetting production
Estonia’s Easter Monday time loop: Discussing an additional day off

Every year, Estonia reliably asks itself the question whether or not Easter Monday should be made a public holiday. Opinions differ. While one side emphasizes the importance of family time, the other thinks an additional day off would threaten economic growth.

Minister of Social Protection Kaia Iva (IRL).Minister of Social Protection Kaia Iva (IRL).
Samost: Kaia Iva’s charisma could help IRL out of long-term low

In Sunday’s “Samost ja Rumm” radio debate show, editor-in-chief of ERR’s online news, Anvar Samost, and journalist and former politician Hannes Rumm discussed the potential and actual candidates for the chairmanship of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL). At the time of the broadcast, Helir-Valdor Seeder had not yet made his intention to run public.