Latvia detects Russian reconnaissance ship in its territorial waters

The Latvian National Armed Forces reported on Twitter that a Russian reconnaissance ship was spotted in the exclusive economic zone of Latvia. “On December 25, we found the Russian reconnaissance ship named Yuri Ivanov in the exclusive economic zone of Latvia at six nautical miles from the border.”

Russian warships and aircraft have been increasingly seen and recorded close to the air and sea borders of the Baltic States since the start of the conflict in Ukraine and the aggravation of relations between the West and Russia. Although they have studiously avoided violating the borders, their presence potentially threatens civil aviation.

  Latvia, Russia, Europe, NATO, UK