Finland says suspects Russian aircraft violated airspace



Finland's defence ministry said on Thursday it suspected a Russian fighter jet violated Finnish airspace earlier in the day, after it scrambled jets to identify the SU-27 fighter over the Baltic Sea.
"The suspected violation... continued approximately one minute, and was in Finnish airspace for about 13 kilometres at a maximum of about one kilometre depth," the ministry said in a statement.
Finland has accused Russia of several breaches of its airspace since the Ukraine crisis began in 2014. In April, two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile... read more

 
6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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