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 Finland increased its patrols in the Baltic Sea due to the Russian Federation Navy activity

The Finland Navy activity significantly increased due to the Russian Navy presence in the Baltic Sea.

According to Yle.fi, the number of foe identification operations carried out by the Finnish Navy has increased this year by 70% compared to the previous year, Censor.NET reports citing Rosbalt.

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At the same time, the Finnish Navy had been patrolling the sea by two vessels for four months in the most intense period, the chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Juha Vauhkonen said.

Meanwhile, the Finnish authorities demanded explanations from the Russian Federation in October in regards with Russian warships preventing work of the Finnish research vessel in the Baltic Sea. Finnish Environment Institute reported about the incidents with participation of Aranda research vessel in international waters Oct. 11. It was reported that Russian warships prevented a ship carrying scientists of Hydro-meteorological Institute of Sweden from taking samples near the Swedish island of Gotland.

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The environmentalists stated that the first incident occurred Aug. 2, when the Russian Navy twice demanded the Finnish crew to change its course. According to the Environment Center, the Russian helicopter approached to the ship several times and then the Russian Navy warship floated at a very close distance to the Finnish research vessel Sept. 2.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n317485