July 4, 2014 / 12:27 PM / 3 years ago

Ukraine protests to Russia over airspace violations

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday it had protested to Russia over “gross, systematic violations” of Ukrainian airspace and demanded they stop immediately.

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko attends a news conference at the EU Council in Brussels June 27, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

The ministry said three helicopters bearing the markings of the Russian armed forces had violated Ukrainian airspace several times on July 3.

“The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine sent a note to the Russian side protesting over grave, systematic violations of Ukrainian airspace by the Russian side,” said a statement on the ministry’s website.

Reporting by Natalia Zinets, Writing by Thomas Grove, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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