Two Russian fighter jets 'suspected' of violating Finnish airspace | War in Ukraine

Two Russian fighter jets “soup conned” for violating Finnish airspace | War in Ukraine

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Finland has taken off one of its fighters following what would have been an incursion Russian in its airspace on Thursday. (Archives)

Two Russian fighter jets are suspected of violating Finnish airspace on Thursday, Finland's Defense Ministry said, as the Nordic country is in the midst of a joint bid with Sweden to join the EU. ;North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Two Russian MIG-31 fighters are suspected of violating Finnish airspace in the Gulf of Finland off Porvoo, the ministry said in a statement.

The Finnish Air Force took off a device to identify the planes, the ministry said, adding that Finnish border guards have started a preliminary investigation.

Sharing 1,300 kilometers of border with Russia and traditionally militarily non-aligned, Finland began a historic turning point in May by moving candidate to join NATO, after the invasion of Ukraine by Moscow in February.

The Finnish Internal Security Service (SUPO) had warned in May that Russia was willing to influence Finland's NATO bid process and that various attempts to do so are to be expected .

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