Christophe de Margerie LNG tanker covers Northern Sea Route in record 6.5 daysBusiness & Economy August 22, 19:32
Kirill Serebrennikov dismisses fraud accusations as absurdSociety & Culture August 22, 19:18
From climate to transport: Arctic projects of Russian and Japanese scientistsBusiness & Economy August 22, 19:10
Trump’s Afghan strategy implies attempts to address issues by military means — analystWorld August 22, 19:00
Russian defense chief tests new neural network-based combat moduleMilitary & Defense August 22, 18:41
Poroshenko seeks to discuss alleged nuclear missile supplies to North Korea in UNWorld August 22, 18:31
Blockchain technology may be introduced in Russia’s armed forcesMilitary & Defense August 22, 18:20
US extends sanctions against North KoreaWorld August 22, 18:00
Russian space corporation plans 25 carrier-rocket launches in 2017Science & Space August 22, 17:48
MOSCOW, December 10 /TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry has denied the Georgian Defense Ministry’s allegations that a Russian combat helicopter had violated the Georgian airspace.
"Russian combat helicopters have made no flights over the territory adjacent to the Georgian border over the past 24 hours. It is not surprising that the accusations, which representatives of the Georgian Defense Ministry have made over the past day, did not point, even approximately, to a place where the Georgian airspace had been violated," Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.
"It was only later when the information that the Russian helicopter’s ghost had allegedly appeared near the Mereti-Zardiaantkari village, it turned out that the Georgian Defense Ministry had learnt about it by word of mouth from some local residents who told a policeman about their apparitions," Konashenkov added.
He recommended his Georgian colleagues to study objective control data, including the one provided by radar aids, before making loud statements next time.
Earlier on Thursday, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said that Russia’s Mi-8 helicopter had violated Georgia’s airspace on Thursday morning. "The alien helicopter flew over a police building belonging to the Georgian Interior Ministry in the Mereti village of the Gori district that is under the control of Georgia’s central authorities," the Georgian Foreign Ministry claimed.