: NATO fighters spot Russian bomber near Latvia borders

17:18 Jul. 10, 2016

NATO fighters spot Russian bomber near Latvia borders

Portugal’s F-16 Falcon jet fighter lands at a Siauliai airbase during the NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission at the Siauliai airbase, Lithuania, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo)

In 2015, Latvia recorded 270 incursions near its territory by Russian warplanes

The fighters of the NATO patrol police hace spotted a Russian bomber aircraft over the Baltics, the Yevropeiska Pravda reports.

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The National Armed Forces of Latvia have reported this on Twitter.

"On July 10, the fighters of the patrol police have spotted over the Baltic Sea near Latvian border an IL-22 bomber belonging to the Russian armed forces," the statement reads.

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This incident is the latest incursion by military aircraft and warships in the Baltic regions.

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In 2015, Russian warplanes were located near the Latvian border over 270 times. The aircrafts do not violate the territorial integrity of the country; however, they could threaten ccivil aviation.

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