Sweden and Finland will provide airspace for NATO exercises

© AP Photo / Mindaugas KulbisСамолеты NATO. Archival photoSweden and Finland will provide airspace for NATO exercises© AP Photo / Mindaugas Kulbis

Sweden and Finland will open its airspace for operations in the framework of the NATO exercise Trident Juncture, which will be held in the autumn in Norway, said on Tuesday, Lieutenant-General of the Norwegian armed forces rune Jacobsen.

«We also want to acknowledge the excellent partnership with our neighbouring countries, Sweden and Finland, which will host the aircraft and provide its airspace for operations,» the General said at a briefing NATO on the upcoming exercises, which will be held from 25 October to 7 November.

Earlier he said that Russia should not «afraid» to be held this fall in Norway, a major NATO exercises, because «the Central exercise area will be located at a distance of more than 1 thousand kilometers from the Russian border, air operations can take place at a distance of 500 kilometers from the border.»