Latvia detects Russian warships and fighter jets near its borders

Several aircraft and ships of the Russian Armed Forces were seen near the borders of Latvia yesterday, August 9, the National Armed Forces of Latvia reported on Twitter.

NATO patrol aircraft discovered two Russian Su-27 fighter jets over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea near the territorial waters of Latvia. An An-26 military transport aircraft was also detected.

On August 9, a Russian Buyan-M-class corvette was seen in the exclusive economic zone of Latvia at a distance of 4.5 nautical miles from the territorial waters of the country.

Last year, Russian military aircraft and ships approached the borders of Latvia 209 times, which is several dozen times less than the year before.

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