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    Russian Military Denies Violation of Finland's Airspace by Su-27 Fighter Jet

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    The Russian Defense Ministry denied reports of violation of the Finnish airspace by a Su-27 fighter jet on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — "A Russian Su-27 combat plane on October 6, 2016, carried out a training flight over neutral waters of the Bay of Finland," the ministry said in a statement.

    "The plane did not deviate from the established route, which is confirmed by means of objective monitoring," the statement said.

    Finland's Yle television reported earlier on Thursday, citing border guards services, that a Russian Su-27 stayed in the Finnish airspace for about a minute after crossing the border near the town of Porvoo some 30 miles east of capital Helsinki.

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