Estonia claims that a Russian border guard helicopter crossed the border into their airspace on June 18. The Estonian foreign ministry stated that the Russian border guards using a Mi-8 helicopter crossed into their southeastern territory without permission, enraging the Estonian Government as tensions rise in the Baltics.

“Estonia considers this an extremely serious and regrettable incident that undoubtedly causes additional tensions and is completely unacceptable,” the Estonian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“Russia must stop threatening its neighbors and understand that the price of the aggression Russia launched against Ukraine is indeed high,” they added.

As a result of the Russian aggression toward Estonian territory, their government summoned the Russian ambassador to Tallinn for an explanation for the trespass as well as to reprimand what the Estonians consider to be an “extremely serious” violation of their airspace. They also aim to investigate the flight path of the Mi-8 border guard helicopter, which stayed in its territory for over two minutes in the southern Koidula area, a place that is very near to the Russian city of Pskov.