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Otto_Harper's Journal
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February 27, 2022

Putin must be nuts to threaten Sweden and Finland

I was just looking at some of the available commercial aircraft tracking data over the Baltics and noticed a Russian Airlines aircraft (VQ-BSH) threading the needle to get from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad by flying through Finnish airspace, close to Helsinki, to avoid the exclusion zone imposed by Estonia, then from there to Swedish airspace (over Gotland Island) to get around Latvia, with a swing way out over the Baltic so they could fly straight into Kaliningrad without violating Polish or Lithuanian airspace.

Given that one twitch by either Sweden or Finland to close their airspace or coastal waters to Soviet (excuse me, Russian) traffic will result in the complete isolation of one of his provinces, he must be playing from the "Stable Genius" deck that TFG has long boasted of.


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