Belarusian Foreign Ministry denied Lithuania’s statement about the violation of its airspace
14.08.2016 |Politics| EuroBelarus Information Service,
A Phantom 3 quadcopter was flying in the designated area, but it didn’t violate the air space of Lithuania.
“According to the State Border Committee of Belarus, a Phantom 3 quadcopter was filming the area for a presentation video about the renewed border checkpoint Privalka at the time specified by the Lithuanian side, - claims Dmitry Mironchyk, Head of the Information Office, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. – The Belarusian unmanned aerial vehicle did not violate the air space of Lithuania. The fact is unambiguously confirmed by the video recording as well as the drone's automatically logged GPS coordinates, which we are willing to share with Lithuanian colleagues.”
Dmitry Mironchik remarked that the Lithuanian side might have obtained all the necessary explanations via the specifically established mechanism of plenipotentiaries in charge of border service affairs. “Raising the matter to the level of the ministries of foreign affairs only delays information acquisition and gives reasons for groundless speculations about sensitive matters of the security of borders and the air space,” explained the official to BelTA.
As EuroBelarus Information Service earlier reported, on 12 August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania extended a diplomatic note to the chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of Belarus to Lithuania Lyudmila Tatarinovichover an airspace violation by an unidentified type of aircraft, which entered the Lithuanian airspace from Belarus on 11 August, informs the press service of the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry.
According to services monitoring the Lithuanian airspace, the airspace was violated twice on 11 August at 10:37 a.m., (Lithuanian time) by an unidentified type of aircraft, which entered the airspace near Lazdijai District Municipality from Belarus. The violation of the Lithuanian airspace lasted till 10:47 a.m.