Russian aircraft did not violate Finland's air space - Defense Ministry

The Russian Defense Ministry has denied reports that a Russian military plane violated the air space of Finland.

The Russian Defense Ministry has denied reports that a Russian military plane violated the air space of Finland.

"On August 23, 2014, a military-transport plane of the Baltic Fleet made a routine flight from Pushkin airdrome in Leningrad region to Chernyakhovsk airdrome in Kaliningrad region. The flight strictly followed the established route. The aicraft did not depart from the route during the flight which is proved by objective control data," journalists were told at the Defense Ministry press service.

That was the ministry's commentary on the report of the Finnish Defense Ministry's press service that supposedly a Russian Air Force aircraft violated the Finnish air space without permission on Saturday.

"The flights of aircraft of the Russian Armed Forces are conducted in full compliance with all international agreements concerning the use of military space," a ministry spokesman said.

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