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Russia’s top brass ready for serious dialogue with Finland on alleged GPS signal jamming

MOSCOW, February 12. /TASS/. Russia’s top brass is ready for a dialogue with the Finnish military on the GPS signal failure last fall but only on condition of a serious approach to this issue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

"Our Finnish partners are waiting for information on the GPS system’s failure," Lavrov said at a press conference after talks with his Finland’s counterpart Timo Soini.

Russia’s top diplomat thus commented on Soini’s pronouncements at the press conference.

"I want to stress once again what I answered and I mentioned this here. We can’t give information on the fact, which we did not see and our military is ready for a dialogue but if the other side departs from the ‘highly likely’ principle and approach this talk seriously," Russia’s foreign minister said.

Last year, Norway claimed that it had registered the GPS signal jamming during NATO’s Trident Juncture drills held on its territory. The Norwegian authorities accused Russia of jamming and later Finland joined these accusations. However, both countries failed to provide any proof.