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Air-raid warning to be checked after closing of airspace in Saint Petersburg

Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 12:02
Air-raid warning to be checked after closing of airspace in Saint Petersburg

On Wednesday, 1 March, the public notification system will be checked in Saint Petersburg – the city administration will turn on the sirens.

Source: Russian media outlet Bumaga, quoting the press service of the Committee for Informatisation and Communication of the city

Details: According to the department, sirens will sound on 1 March from 10:35 to 10:45.

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Quote: "In addition to sirens, loudspeakers and technical means of notification of organisations will be turned on in the city. TV channels and radio stations will also be involved in the test of the notification system."

Background: 

  • On Tuesday, 200 square kilometres of the airspace were closed in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, and the local Pulkovo airport stopped accepting planes for landing after an unidentified flying object was detected over the city.
  • Later, the restrictions were cancelled.

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