18:32 Aug. 12, 2016
NATO fighters escort Russia's Il-20 near Latvian airspace
On August 12 the fighter jets of NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission have again spotted a Russian military aircraft in a close proximity to the Latvian airspace.
Latvia's National Armed Forces reported on Twitter that this time it was a Russia's Ilyushin IL -20 reconnaissance aircraft. It was intercepted over the Baltic Sea.
12.08.patruļlidmašīnas virs Baltijas jūras neitr. ūdeņiem pie LV terit. jūras robežas identificēja RU BS lidm. IL - 20— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) August 12, 2016
On July 25 three Russian aircraft were intercepted by NATO forces, and on August 6 three Russian warships were again detected near Latvia.