(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 18 – Two Russian MiG-31 fighters allegedly violated Finnish airspace near the coastal city of Porvoo, in the Gulf of Finland. Bloomberg and Reuters online write this, citing the Helsinki government.
The suspected violation occurred this morning: the jets were headed west, Defense Ministry spokesman Kristian Vakkuri said, adding that the planes remained in Finnish airspace for two minutes.
“They entered Finnish airspace for a kilometer,” Vakkuri said. The Finnish Air Force sent “an operational flight mission” and identified the MiG-31 jets.
The Border Guard has launched an investigation into the violation.