Finland forced to scramble fighter jets TWICE in one day to intercept Russia's warplanes
Finland said it was taking the two suspected violations “seriously” after being forced to dispatch its jets to identify Russia’s SU-27 fighters over the Baltic Sea.
The incidents took place as Finland and the United States prepared to sign an agreement of closer defence collaboration.
Finland has accused Russia of a string of similar breaches since the Ukraine crisis erupted in 2014.
Jussi Niinisto, Finland’s defence minister, said: "We take these incidents seriously.
“Having two suspected violations on the same day is exceptional."
Helsinki said two different SU-27s planes were... read more
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