Russia’s top brass registers almost no conflicts with NATO fighter jets over Baltic Sea

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MOSCOW, November 30. /TASS/. The number of conflict situations over the Baltic Sea with the involvement of NATO fighter jets has dropped almost to zero thanks to the accords reached with Finland, Latvia and Estonia, Head of Russia’s National Defense Control Center Mikhail Mizintsev said on Friday.

“The implementation of the accords reached has made it possible to reduce actually to zero the number of conflict situations in the airspace of Baltic states, including with the involvement of NATO fighter jets, and generally to increase the safety of flights in the Baltic region,” Mizintsev said at a conference on inter-departmental interaction.

Work has been carried out jointly with Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency to determine and publish in the national air navigation data lists of Finland, Latvia and Estonia the international turning points of the flight route for aircraft of Russia’s state aviation from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad and back, he said.

“The automated military and civilian system of planning the airspace use that has been put into operation in 2018 has increased flight safety in the Moscow zone and provided for effectively and promptly solving joint tasks with the Moscow Automated Air Traffic Control Center,” Mizintsev said.

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