Danish Foreign Ministry calls Russian Ambassador after Su-27 incident over the Baltic States

The Danish Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to the country because of the incident with the Russian Su-27, which was lifted into the air to intercept foreign warplanes over the Baltic Sea and allegedly violated the Danish borders. Such information follows from the agency post on Twitter, which was published on Tuesday September 1.

“Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod earlier today summoned the Russian ambassador to a meeting with the Foreign Ministry’s foreign policy director. This is a response to Russia’s violation of Danish airspace at Bornholm on August 28, 2020,” the Danish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Earlier in the day Kofod in his Twitter called completely unacceptable violation of the air space of the kingdom, which, according to him, committed a Russian Su-27 fighter.

The day before, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the Russian Su-27 fighter had climbed to intercept aircraft of Sweden, Denmark and Germany over the Baltic Sea. According to the Ministry, Russian air control facilities found four targets approaching the Russian borders over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea.

They were strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 of the U.S. Air Force, Swedish Air Force Golfstrom, Danish Air Force Challenger and German Air Force patrol aircraft R-3S Orion. After the foreign planes turned around from the Russian border, the Su-27 returned safely to its base aerodrome.