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06.10.2016 21:31

A possible violation of Finnish airspace

A possible violation of Finnish airspace by a Russian SU-27 fighter has been detected in the Gulf of Finland south of Porvoo on Thursday October 6th at about 16.43 pm. 

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 Air Force conducted an identification flight.

The Finnish Border Guard will investigate the matter.

Further information is given by Director of Communication Max Arhippainen, tel +358 295 140 120 at the Finnish Ministry of Defence.

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