Home > News > World
Sunday August 24, 2014 MYT 8:25:03 PM
Sunday August 24, 2014 MYT 8:25:58 PM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's defence ministry has denied that a Russian aircraft entered Finnish airspace, local media quoted the ministry as saying on Sunday.
Finland's defence ministry said a day ago it suspected a Russian state aircraft briefly entered its airspace over the Gulf of Finland without permission on Saturday afternoon.
According to Russia's ministry, a military transport plane of its Baltic fleet made a planned flight on Aug. 23 from its St Petersburg region to Kaliningrad, a western exclave of Russia bordering Poland and Lithuania.
"The flight was going on a strictly fixed route," Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed representative of Russia's defence ministry as saying. "The plane did not deviate from its air route during the flight..."
Finland shares a 1,300-km (800-mile) border with Russia and generally maintains cordial relations with Moscow.
(Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Stephen Powell)
Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar
Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor
Greek PM offers 2015 election once bailout talks complete
How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
Logitech: Accessories aplenty
South Korea light on strikers for Asian Cup
Emporio Armani hires Calvin Harris as ambassador
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)