HomeRussiaThe Finnish Air Force Photograph Two Suspected Airspace Violations By Russian Su-27s on Thursday Editorial Team 10/07/2016 Russia, Top The Finnish Air Force identified and photographed a Russian Su-27 fighter jet in front of Porvoo on Thursday afternoon about 16:43. Picture: The Finnish Air Force A Russian Su-27 fighter jet is suspected to have violated Finland’s airspace on Thursday afternoon at the Gulf of Finland, south of Porvoo at 16:43. The jet was photographed by the Finnish Air Force. The suspected violation lasted about a minute. The aircraft flew in the Finnish airspace for 13 kilometers, in depth of one kilometer. In the evening, another Russian Su-27 jet violated the airspace at the same location at 21:33. The Air Force photographed another Russian Su-27 fighter jet on Thursday evening at 21:33. Picture: The Finnish Air Force Russian warplanes have been active over the Baltic Sea during Thursday. The Finnish Border Guard is investigating the airspace violations. The Su-27 is a big long-range air superiority fighter, comparable to the U.S. F-15 but, according to www.fighter-planes.com, superior in many respects. At airshows, the Su-27 demonstrated an exceptional controllability at high angles of attack. On Friday, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work visits Helsinki. In connection with Works visit, a meeting between the U.S., Nordic and Baltic Permanent/state secretaries or deputy ministers will be held in Helsinki to among others discuss security issues in Northern Europe, regional and transatlantic defense cooperation. At the negotiations, a Statement of Intent on bilateral defense cooperation between Finland and the United States is to be signed by the Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö and Mr. Work. Source: The Finnish Defence Forces Want More? Get our BEST stories delivered to you inbox on Saturday mornings in a digital newspaper format. Get your FREE trial today.