Russian helicopter violated Finnish airspace twice

Russian helicopter violated Finnish airspace twice

In May, a Russian Mi-17 helicopter violated Finnish airspace twice, while the depth of penetration into Finnish territory was several hundred meters. It is reported by Yle.

Russian helicopter violated Finnish airspace twice

&# 8220;According to the Border Guard's report, the helicopter briefly entered Finnish airspace on the morning of 4/5/2022 while patrolling the border. The first incident occurred in North Karelia in Kitey, the second – in Rautjärvi in ​​South Karelia. The first time the helicopter penetrated the Finnish side to a depth of 700 meters, the second – to 500”, – the message says.

The border guard reports that both incidents were short-lived and the helicopter returned to the Russian side on his own initiative, but failed to find out the identity of the pilot who flew the helicopter.

The investigation of the case will continue between the border services of Finland and Russia. Initially, in the spring, the Ministry of Defense reported that a Russian helicopter penetrated the Finnish side to a depth of up to four kilometers. During the audit, it turned out that the violation was less serious than originally thought.

It was previously reported that a Russian warship violated Danish territorial waters twice last night.