Finland flags second airspace violation by Russian jets

Finland Defense Ministry announced a similar suspected incursion involving a different Russian fighter earlier on Thursday.

By: Reuters | Helsinki | Published:October 7, 2016 1:31 pm
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Finland’s defence ministry said on Friday it detected a suspected violation of Finnish airspace by a Russian fighter jet, the second in less than 24 hours. The ministry said it scrambled jets late on Thursday to identify the SU-27 fighter over the Baltic Sea.

It previously announced a similar suspected incursion involving a different Russian fighter earlier on Thursday, which it said lasted about a minute.

“Russian air activity over Baltic Sea has been high on Thursday,” the ministry said in a statement.

The Finnish border guard is investigating the incidents, it said.

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