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NATO Hinders Implementation of Finnish Initiative on Flight Safety Over Baltic Sea, Lavrov Says

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NATO’s position hinders implementation of Finland’s initiative on safe flights over the Baltic Sea, as the alliance does not agree that all military aircraft should have their identification transponders switched on while flying over the Baltic Sea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday, Sputnik reports.
“We discussed the steps that were necessary for strengthening European safety and de-escalating tensions in this region that are common for us. Thereupon, we pointed to the importance of [Finnish] President [Sauli] Niinisto’s initiative on air safety over the Baltics,” Lavrov said, noting that the initiative was implemented “to a …

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