Moscow to raise US missile shield at NATO summit

Moscow—Moscow said Tuesday it plans to discuss improving airspace safety over the Baltic Sea and the risks of a US missile shield in Europe at its summit with NATO this week.
The announcement comes after a string of incidents and near-misses in Baltic Sea airspace fuelled tensions between Moscow and the alliance.
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Moscow plans to raise “increasing aviation safety in the Baltic Sea region” when representatives of Russia and NATO convene in Brussels on Wednesday.
Russia’s NATO-member Baltic neighbours have accused Moscow of regularly violating their airspace in recent months and flying with switched-off transponders, devices that allow radars to identify planes and prevent collisions.—APP

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