Latvia: Russian warship again spotted near Latvia

10:41 Jul. 18, 2016

Russian warship again spotted near Latvia

The Latvian national flag flies from a flagpole in the capital of Riga, Latvia, on June 13, 2009 (Getty Images)

Recently fighters of the NATO patrol police observed a Russian bomber aircraft over the Baltics 

Latvia's National Armed Forces again spotted a Russian warship near the country's borders and reported on this on Twitter.

"On July 18, the Russian tugboat Neptun was spotted at a distance of four nautical miles from the border of Latvia", the report says.

In early June, Latvia's Armed Forces also spotted Russian warships near the country's borders.

Read also Russian submarine and warship spotted near Latvia

"On June 1, two Russian Parchim-class corvettes were observed at a distance of seven nautical miles from the border of Latvia", said a statement.

On July 10, fighters of the NATO patrol police spotted a Russian bomber aircraft over the Baltics.

The National Armed Forces of Latvia 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.

Read also Latvian troops can now down drones spotted over military bases

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 civil aviation.

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