The Ministry of Defense commented on Finnish claims about the flight of Su-27 fighters. We are talking about a flight that was carried out from the Republic of Karelia to one of the airfields in the Kaliningrad region.
It all started with the fact that the Finnish military department announced "the beginning of an investigation into an incident involving Russian combat aircraft." The Finnish Defense Ministry believes that the Su-27 "could enter the Finnish airspace for a short time." In order to "clarify the details and conduct an investigation," a special commission has been created in Finland, which includes representatives of the border structure.
The Russian Defense Ministry expressed bewilderment in connection with the statement of Finnish colleagues about the possible entry of Russian fighters into the airspace of a neighboring country. It was noted that the flight was carried out along an agreed route, the crews of Russian aircraft were in contact with air traffic control points.
In addition, the Russian defense department reports that the fact of the flight of fighters without violating the Finnish border is confirmed by the data of objective control means. The message says that the Russian military aviation when carrying out such flights, it acts in strict accordance with international rules.
It should be added that the Finnish military promised to provide their data on the "incident" after the mentioned investigation. When it can be completed is not reported.