Contents tagged with Latvia

  • Latvia detects another Russian Navy ship near its border

    On the 24th of July, Latvian soldiers spotted another Russian warship near the border, the Bira supply ship of the Russian Armed Forces, Delfi reported.

    “The Bira supply ship of the Russian Armed Forces was identified in the Latvian exclusive economic zone, 12 nautical miles from the territorial waters of the National Armed Forces of Latvia” the statement said.

    According to the Ministry of Defense of Latvia, Russian military aircraft and ships approached the borders of the Republic more than 2 …

  • NATO fighters escorted three Russian military aircraft over the Baltic last week

    NATO fighters intercepted and escorted three Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea last week, Delfi reported, citing the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense.

    According to the Ministry, fighters, as part of NATO’s air patrol mission over the Baltic Sea, escorted a Russian Tu-134 military cargo plane and two Su-27 fighters on July 18th.

    The Russian planes were flying with disabled transponders, which NATO believes is a threat to civil aviation.

    The presence of Russian military aircraft and  …

  • Russian Navy frigate spotted off the coast of Latvia

    The Latvian Armed Forces once again observed a Russian naval frigate off the coast of Latvia, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    The ship was the Admiral Essen of the Admiral Grigorovich class- the latest class of frigates ordered by the Russian Navy.

    “In the exclusive economic zone at a distance of 7 nautical miles from the border of Latvia on July 23, the Russian frigate ‘Admiral Essen’ of the ‘Admiral Grigorovich’ class was spotted,” the Latvian Armed Forces wrote on Twitter.

    Relations between …

  • Latvia detects Russian Navy corvette near its borders

    Latvia has detected a Russian navy corvette near its borders, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    The National Armed Forces of Latvia wrote on Twitter that “On 20 July, at a distance of 4.5 nautical miles from the border of Latvia, the Russian corvette ‘Boyikiy’ of the ‘Steregushchiy’ class was discovered.”

    The presence of Russian ships near the territorial waters of the Baltic States has become increasingly common since the deterioration of relations between Moscow and the West following Russia’s …

  • 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 …