Danes Summon Russian Envoy Over Airspace Violation


COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Danish government summoned Russia’ s ambassador on Tuesday after a Russian fighter jet violated the airspace over Denmark’s Baltic Sea island of Bornholm last week.

“It is absolutely crucial that everyone — including Russia — adheres to the basic rules of the game and international principles,” Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said in a statement after the meeting. “It was made clear that it must not be repeated.”

Denmark is a NATO member. In a separate statement, Gen. Jeff Harrigian, Commander of NATO’s Allied Air Command, said that Friday’s incident “demonstrates Russia’s disrespect of international norms and for the sovereign airspace of an Allied nation.”

© New York Times

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