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.
Epäilty alueloukkaus Suomenlahdella tänään iltapäivällähttps://t.co/D0Omj9NZk5
— Puolustusministeriö (@DefenceFinland) July 28, 2020
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.