Air Force steps up air-policing amid intense Russian activity
The Finnish Air Force revealed on Tuesday that unusually intense Russian activity has been detected over the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea in general during a major military exercise by the Russian Armed Forces. The activity was first detected on 6 December and has continued between Sunday and Tuesday. It remains unknown when the exercise is scheduled to end.
Carl Haglund (SFP), the Minister of Defence, estimated on Tuesday that the activity is clearly a show of force by Russia. “It presents no immediate threat, but Russia with its actions is demonstrating that it has the power and capacity to act, if it chooses to,” Haglund viewed.