GPS jamming prevents Finnish airline landings in Estonia

“Our pilots are well aware of the issue, and the aircraft have other navigation systems that can be used when the GPS system is unserviceable,” Paajanen said.

However, Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna said Monday that jamming carried out by Russia is so dangerous that sooner or later it will cause a crash, the Baltic News Service said

“So this is a deliberate action that interferes with our lives lived in a dangerous situation and this can be considered as a hybrid attack,” Tsahkna told Estonian broadcaster ERR.

Disturbances have increased since 2022, and Finnair pilots have reported interference especially near Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave on the Baltic Sea coast, the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean, the company said.

Neither the Kremlin nor Russia’s Defence Ministry immediately replied to requests for comment on Monday.

Earlier this month, Germany said Russia was very likely behind a series of disturbances affecting navigation in the Baltic region. The German Defence Ministry pointed to Kaliningrad as their source, though it declined to give any details citing “reasons of military security”.

At the time, Moscow did not comment on such accusations.

AP, Reuters

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