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All flights suspended at Russian airport after ‘unknown’ object seen in sky

Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg (Credits: Getty)

Russia has closed its airspace after an ‘unknown’ object was spotted floating over St Petersburg.

All flights at Pulkovo Airport, located 14 miles south of the city centre, have been temporarily suspended today.

Reports on social media have identified the object as a drone, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Authorities said on their official Telegram channel that all flights flights have been halted until midday local time.

It did not provide a reason for the suspension.

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Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg (Credits: Getty)

Russia has closed its airspace after an ‘unknown’ object was spotted floating over St Petersburg.

All flights at Pulkovo Airport, located 14 miles south of the city centre, have been temporarily suspended today.

Reports on social media have identified the object as a drone, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Authorities said on their official Telegram channel that all flights flights have been halted until midday local time.

It did not provide a reason for the suspension.

Got a story? Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk. Or you can submit your videos and pictures here.

For more stories like this, check our news page.

Follow Metro.co.uk on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news updates. You can now also get Metro.co.uk articles sent straight to your device. Sign up for our daily push alerts here.

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