Latvian military claims Russian ship was spotted near the country's border

Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS) stated that the Russian warship was seen near the country’s border on Sunday.

"On June 16 Latvian Naval Forces identified the frigate Admiral Kasatonov (of Admiral Gorshkov-class) with the Board number 431 that belongs to the Russian Armed forces in the Latvian exclusive economic zone, in the distance of 18.5 nautical miles from the territorial waters, " — reports a statement of NBS on Twitter.

Latvian authorities often detect Russian warships near their shores and aircraft near the country’s airspace. According to the Latvian Ministry of Defense, Russian military aircraft and ships approached the borders of Latvia 209 times in 2016, more than 270 times in 2015, and more than 250 times in 2014.

The Russian authorities have stated that all flights of Russian military aircraft and movements of ships are carried out in strict accordance with international legal norms.

  Russia, Kasatonov, Latvia, Europe