Russia to conduct an observation flight in Finland

Public Information Division 2.9.2019 19.00
Press release

Russia will be conducting an Open Skies observation flight in Finland 2 - 9 September 2019. The mission conforms to the Treaty on Open Skies.

Russia's mission strength is 16 persons. The Finnish mission leader for the observation flight is Major Antti-Ville Rusanen of the Defence Command Finland.

Open Skies is a treaty that aims to promote transparency and security in Europe. The treaty allows the signatories to conduct observation flights and take aerial photographs over the territories of its member states when these have been planned and announced beforehand. Finland signed the agreement in February 2003.

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For more information, contact Major Antti-Ville Rusanen of the Defence Command Finland, tel. + 358 299 800 (switchboard).