Russia denies Finnish airspace violation

August 25th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Defence Ministry Friday denied that the country’s planes violated Finnish airspace.

On Friday, the Finnish Defence Ministry stated on its website that “a Russian military plane is suspected of violating the airspace of Finland in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland in the evening of Aug 23, 2012″. The incident is being investigated by the Finnish border guard service.

“There was no Finnish airspace violation by Russia,” a Russian spokesperson for western military district said.

Another military spokesperson Col. Andrei Bobrun decline that any airspace violation was detected by St. Petersburg-based aviation traffic control centre and the Russian air defence in the area.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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