Finland: Russia admits to violation of airspace, says it was unintentional

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September 20, 2007 14:28

 
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Russia has acknowledged that its aircraft violated Finnish airspace last week, but said that it was unintentional, Finland's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. A Russian military transporter plane flew about 4.5 kilometers into Finnish airspace along the southern coast for three minutes on Sept. 14, prompting Finland to demand an explanation from Moscow. "According to Russia's investigation, the violation of airspace was not intentional; it was caused by inadequate exchange of information between the flight crew and ground stations," the ministry said. "Russia regretted the incident and proposed that specialist discussions be held so that corresponding situations could be avoided in future."

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