Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Finland says Russian fighter jets violated airspace

On Tuesday, the Finnish Defense Ministry has reported that it suspected a Russian military aircraft had violated Finnish airspace over the Gulf of Finland.

The ministry said two Su-27 fighter jets have been detected near Helsinki and that the border guard was investigating the matter.

“Two Su-27 fighters belonging to Russia are suspected of violating Finnish airspace on 28 July,” the statement said.


The incident took place over the Gulf of Finland near Helsinki at 14:00, now the border guards are finding out the details of what happened.

The Russian defense ministry was not immediately available to comment.

The Russian National Defense Control Center claimed that Su-27 fighter jets of the Southern Military District’s air defense quick reaction alert forces intercepted a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft over the Black Sea.

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