Contents tagged with Latvia

  • NATO jets scrambled to intercept Russian warplanes over the Baltic

    Fighter jets of the NATO Air Defense forces were scrambled to intercept Russian warplanes near the Latvian border.

    The incident was reported by the National Armed Forces of Latvia on Twitter.

    “On July 13,  NATO fighter jets on a patrol mission over Baltics detected and escorted 2 Russian SU-27 fighter jets near the Latvian border,”  the statement read.

    Russian warships and military aircraft have been increasingly active near the air and sea borders of the Baltic States since the beginning of …

  • US Black Hawk helicopters and soldiers to arrive in Latvia

    Five US Black Hawk helicopters and 60 US soldiers will arrive in Latvia on Wednesday and Thursday in support of the Strong Europe initiative and Operation Atlantic Resolve, Delfi reported, referencing a statement issued by the Latvian Armed Forces.

    "On July 13 and 14, several US armed forces helicopters will be transferred from the port of Riga to the Latvian Lielvārde air base. Over 60 US soldiers from the 501st aviation battalion and five UH-60 'Black Hawk' helicopters will arrive in Latvia …

  • NATO fighters escort Russian bomber near Latvian airspace

    The National Armed Forces of Latvia reported on Twitter that NATO fighter jets on patrol encountered and escorted a Russian bomber over the Baltic Sea. “On the 10th of July, fighter jets of NATO patrol police identified a Russian IL-22 bomber over the Baltic Sea near the Latvian border,” the report said.

    Russian warships and military aircraft have been increasingly encountered near the air and sea borders of the Baltic States since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine and the deterioration …

  • NATO fighters were scrambled to intercept two Russian aircraft near Latvia

    NATO fighter jets patrolling Baltic State airspace identified and intercepted two Russian military aircraft, the Latvian Armed Forces reported on Twitter. “On the 5th of July, fighter jets serving in the Alliance’s air policing mission identified AN-26 and TU-134 aircraft belonging to the Russian Federation over the Baltic Sea near Latvian borders,” the report said.

    Russian warships and military aircraft have been increasingly spotted near the air and sea borders of the Baltic States since the …

  • Russian warship spotted off the coast of Latvia

    On Monday, a Russian warship was spotted near Latvian territorial waters, Delfi reported, citing the Latvian Armed Forces.

    "At a distance of 6 nautical miles from the state border of the exclusive economic zone, the Russian Federation warship ‘Zhigulevsk’ was recorded,” the statement read

    The newspaper also reports that on Thursday, June 30, two Russian warships were spotted in the Baltic.

  • Ex-president of Latvia: There are forces in the EU that want to lift sanctions on Russia

    There are forces in Europe that wish to lift the sanctions against Russia and continue trading with the country, according to the former President of Latvia, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga.

    Replying to the question of whether the UK exit from the European Union could affect the sanctions against Russia, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga noted that the sanctions in themselves have always been “a weapon of despair,” delfi.lv wrote.

    “The European Union acknowledged the need for sanctions and extended the term for …

  • Latvia reported presence of Russian submarine near its cost

    The Armed Forces of Latvia detected a Russian submarine not far from the Latvian border once again.

    "On April 30, a Russian Kilo class submarine together with the Victor Konetsky sea tug boat were detected in the exclusive economic zone at a distance of 8 nautical miles from the border of Latvia," informed the National Armed Forces of Latvia on their Twitter page.

    As the relations between Russia and NATO continue to deteriorate, Russia has stepped up the activity of its fleet and aviation in …

  • US A-10 aircraft to carry out training flights in Latvia

    US A-10C Warthog ground attack aircraft will carry out low altitude flights in Latvia, Delfi reported with reference to the National Armed Forces of Latvia.

    The Warthogs will carry out low altitude training flights for the reported purpose of maintaining and refining the pilots’ skills and combat readiness.

    The flights will take place from June 13th to 16th in seven districts in Latvia.

    The Armed Forces of Latvia announced that the flights will be carried out in accordance with international …

  • Russian warship spotted near Latvian maritime border

    The Armed Forces of Latvia recorded Russian warship near the borders of the country, the National Armed Forces of Latvia reported on Twitter. On Friday, a Russian frigate of the latest class of corvettes of the Russian Navy, the Stergushchy (Watchful) class, was detected 4.5 nautical miles from Latvian waters, the statement read.

    Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine and the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West, Russian warships and aircraft have been increasingly …

  • US Abrams tanks to arrive in Latvia for NATO exercises

    US Abrams tanks will arrive in Riga on Saturday to participate in the Saber Strike 2016 exercises, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported with reference to Delfi.

    Residents of Riga have been notified that a column of armored vehicles, including Abrams tanks, will be transported from the Port of Riga to the exercise cite in Ādaži.

    The Commander of the National Armed Forces of Latvia, Raimonds Graube, stressed that the exercises are not aimed at provoking Russia, as the NATO drills are on a much smaller …