facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Colombia accuses Russia of violating airspace

Nov. 6, 2013 at 8:35 AM   |   Comments

BOGOTA, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accused Russia of violating Colombian airspace twice with military bomber jets.

Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin sent a note to Russian officials saying two Russian Tupelov-160s -- also known as Blackjacks -- flew through Colombian airspace Friday, Colombia Reports said.

"The situation with the Russian bombers is this: On Friday, two Russian bombers flew from Venezuela towards Nicaragua, and while they did so, they flew through Colombian airspace. As they were state military planes, they should have asked if they could fly through. They did not ask our permission. In that moment we simply asked our Foreign Ministry to send a note to Russia," Santos said Tuesday.

Russian officials said the planes were flying within international airspace laws before returning to Russia where they were grounded, the newspaper said.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit
2
Hurricane Odile now a dangerous category 4 storm Hurricane Odile now a dangerous category 4 storm
3
Navy halts search for missing jet pilot after crash Navy halts search for missing jet pilot after crash
4
Mary Landrieu spent $33K of taxpayers' money on campaign travel Mary Landrieu spent $33K of taxpayers' money on campaign travel
5
Bernie Sanders says he may run for president in 2016 Bernie Sanders says he may run for president in 2016
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback