The Embassy of the Russian Federation said that the meeting will be held on 19 November

Photo: Russian Embassy in Finland / Twitter

The Minister for foreign Affairs of Finland Timo Soini has summoned the Russian Ambassador Pavel Kuznetsov following allegations that Russia was involved in a crash to the geolocation of the GPS service during military exercises of NATO in Scandinavia. It is reported by the Finnish newspaper Ilkka.

Commenting on the situation Soini did not specify how Finland learned about the violations. He only noted that Finland, and Norway it is clear who is behind the incidents.

In Embassy of Russia in Finland confirmed that Kuznetsov was summoned to the foreign Ministry. The meeting will be held on November 19, according to Twitter of the Embassy.

Embassy of Russia in Finland confirms that today was extended an invitation to Ambassador P. M. Kuznetsov visit the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Finland. The meeting will be held on Monday. pic.twitter.com/Zva5WeWBeP

— Russian Embassy in Finland (@RussianEmbFinla) 16 Listopad 2018 R.

On 9 November it became known that a failure was discovered, the defence forces of Finland. At the end of October about the obstacles in the work of GPS said Norway, which at that time were military exercises of NATO. The warning concerned the areas on the border with Russia and Finland.

The Prime Minister of Finland, Juha Sipilä on 12 November said that large-scale failure of GPS during a NATO exercise Trident Juncture can stand Russia.

Member of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich said that the accusations against Russia concerning failure of operation of GPS during NATO exercise Trident Juncture unfounded.


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