"This demonstrates that our readiness is good. We were on site to secure Sweden's borders and territorial integrity. We are in full control of the situation", says Air Force Commander Carl-Johan Edström.
The Swedish airspace was violated by two Russian SU 27 and two Russian SU 24. The incident was brief and took place east of Gotland, out at sea.
"With the current situation as backdrop, we take this incident very seriously. Russia's conduct is unprofessional and irresponsible", says Air Force Commander Edström.