Latvia defence: Latvia strengthens its border with Russia

13:33 Oct. 10, 2016

Latvia strengthens its border with Russia

Latvian army (Source: armyrecognition.com)

Defence Ministry started an active roll-call in the Latvian National Armed Forces

Latvia strengthens surveillance across state border and Latvian airspace because of the high activity of Russia close to Baltic countries territory. At the end of last week, Latvia identified several Russian planes near its borders: Su-24 tactical bombers, Su-27 multipurpose fighters and an An-26 military transport plane.

Read more Estonia gets ready to confront military attacks

Russia also conducts military drills near Latvian land border. Two airborne divisions – 76th and 98th – take part in joint exercises with elements of full-fledged combat activities. For the first time, the 76th division was reinforced with a tank company.

 

Read more ‘Putin effect': Eastern Europe reaches for arms

Earlier Russia also moved an Iskander missile complex to Kaliningrad region

Read more 455 Canadian troops are to go to Latvia NATO premises

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