Finland announces violation of its airspace by Russian SU-27

11:31, 07 October 2016
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A possible violation of Finnish airspace by a Russian SU-27 fighter has been detected in the Gulf of Finland south of Porvoo at about 16:43 local time on Thursday, October 6, according to the Finnish Ministry of Defense.

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The suspected violation of Finnish airspace continued approximately one minute, and sided Finnish airspace for about 13 kilometers at a maximum of about one kilometer depth, the ministry said.

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That country's Border Guard will investigate the matter.

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