Wednesday October 05, 2022

2 Russian fighter jets suspected of violating Finnish airspace

Published : 19 Aug 2022, 10:08

Updated : 19 Aug 2022, 10:10

  DF Report

MiG-31 fighters fly in formation during the military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, June 24, 2020. File Photo: Xinhua.

Two Russian MiG-31 fighter jets are allegedly violated Finnish airspace on Thursday morning, said the Ministry of Defence in a press release.

The violation took place at about 9:40am in the Gulf of Finland off the southern coast near the city of Porvoo and lasted for about two minutes.

The Finnish Air Force scrambled an operational reconnaissance flight in response to the suspected violation.

The Border Guard has started a preliminary investigation and will provide more information on the matter once the investigation is completed.

Earlier on May 4, a Russian state aircraft is suspected of violating Finnish airspace on the eastern border near Kesälahti and Parikkala.