Russian bombers flew over Helsinki in their Hornet Buds

Russian bombers flew near Helsinki on Tuesday evening.

The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video of two Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers flying over the Gulf of Finland near Helsinki. It is a modernized version of the Soviet-era Tu-22M aircraft.

The video was posted on the Russian Defense Ministry's own national website On the website of the Zvezda TV channel. According to Zvesta, the flight took place over “neutral waters” of the Baltic Sea.

However, the video clearly shows a Finnish Air Force F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet flying in close proximity to Russian planes outside Helsinki.

Russia's state-owned news agency Ria Novosti confirms that two Finnish F18 fighter jets flew with Russian bombers over the Baltic Sea on Tuesday evening.

From Finland's point of view, an essential part of a long video by the Russian Ministry of Defense has also been shared. On social media.

Lieutenant General of the Russian Air Force Sergey Kopilas Zvezda insists the flight was carried out “in accordance with international rules governing the use of airspace”.

Two weeks ago, German and French air forces chased down a Russian IL-20M military aircraft over the Baltic Sea in Helsinki.

In a video released by the Russian Defense Ministry, Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers fly near Helsinki. chart. EPA/AOP

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