Latvia detects two Russian military planes near its borders

The National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia said on Twitter that it had detected two Russian military transport aircraft flying close to Latvian borders. The incident reportedly happened on September 8, close to the territorial waters of Latvia. The ministry said they were An-12 and An-26 military transport planes but did not reveal exactly where the planes were encountered. Latvia also reported detecting Russian naval vessels earlier, approaching its territorial waters.

Earlier, the Latvian prosecutor’s office in Vidzeme indicted one local resident for spying for Russia.  He allegedly conducted surveillance of the restricted areas and cooperated with a Russian special services officer. Unlicensed firearms, ammunition and explosives were discovered on December 19, 2017 during a search of the Latvian citizen’s home.

  Latvia, Russia, Russian Air Force