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2014.05.27 11:06

Russian missile training interrupts Lithuanian shipping routes again

BNS | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune2014.05.27 11:06

(BNS) Russian missile training interrupted civilian shipping routes in a Lithuanian exclusive economic zone Monday for second time this year, Lithuania’s Defence Ministry announced today.

(BNS) Russian missile training interrupted civilian shipping routes in a Lithuanian exclusive economic zone Monday for second time this year, Lithuania’s Defence Ministry announced today.

Defence Minister Juozas Olekas said he was alarmed to see Russian military exercises in Lithuania’s exclusive economic zone.

According to a Defence Ministry press release, two SU-24s and one SU-27 Russian operated warplane were located over the exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea of Lithuania.

Two Danish F-16 fighter aircraft were deployed.  NATO’s Baltic air police responded from Amari Air Base in Estonia.

The exclusive economic zone of Lithuania allows passage to foreign vessels including military vessels on conditions that they observe the rights of the coastal state and their passage does not to inhibit the sole rights of the coastal state in the exclusive economic zone, said the Ministry.

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