Monday, April 29, 2024

Russia is jamming GPS signal on the large scale

 The foreign ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia warned that Russia's jamming of the GPS signal would sooner or later lead to a plane crash, the BNS news agency reported. Due to Russia's hostile actions last week, two flights from Helsinki to Tartu in southern Estonia were unable to land at their destination airport.

"We will certainly discuss this situation with our allies. Such actions are a hybrid attack and pose a threat to our people and security, so we will not tolerate it," said Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna.

"The situation in the Baltic region near Russia's borders is now becoming too dangerous to ignore," added Gabrielius Landsbergis, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Estonian military officials and experts stressed earlier in April that Russia's jamming of GPS signals in the Baltic Sea region poses a risk to both aviation and shipping.

In January, experts quoted by the media of the Baltic countries reported that the source of mass GPS signal interference was the system located in Königsberg. Most of such incidents were recorded during Christmas. 

- Based on reporting by Niezalezna.