TBILISI (QHA) -

A Russian helicopter has crossed into Georgian airspace, staying for several minutes behind the occupation line, says a statement released by the Georgian Defense Ministry.

“A Russian helicopter has crossed the line of occupation and stayed in Georgian airspace for several minutes,” Georgian Defense Ministry officials told Interfax journalists.

The Ministry’s officials went on to say that the Committee for Preventing and Responding to Incidents was notified of the incident. The ‘occupation line’ is a term used in Georgia to designate the border between Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

It was reported earlier that Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian SU-24 bomber that violated Turkish airspace on November 24.

QHA