A Russian reconnaissance plane briefly violated Sweden’s airspace yesterday, Swedish defence officials said today.
The Swedish Air Force scrambled fighter jets which photographed the Russian plane.
The ministry said the plane was flying east of Bornholm, a Danish island in the Baltic, before it headed towards Swedish territory.
“It is totally unacceptable to violate Swedish airspace,” public television SVT quoted Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist as saying.
“This action is unprofessional and given the general security situation very inappropriate. Swedish sovereignty must always be respected.”
It comes as the Scandinavian country ponders a bid for NATO membership after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.