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Russian fighter and reconnaissance aircraft spotted near Latvia’s border

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThis Thursday, August 28th, after several weeks’ pause, NATO patrol aircraft spotted Russian aircraft above neutral waters of the Baltic Sea near the Latvian border.

Two SU-27 and A-50 aircraft were spotted near Latvian borders.

Russian military aircraft have been an especially common sight near Latvia’s borders this summer.

Russian military aircraft usually fly with automatic response systems turned off, without any flight plans and do not respond to hails from civil air space control towers.

Latvian Defence Ministry had reported at the end of February that Russian military aircraft are spotted near Latvia’s borders sufficiently often. The ministry added that such cases have only increased in frequency over the past five years.

In response to Russia’s aggression in Crimea, NATO countries have decided to increase the number of patrol aircraft to patrol Baltic skies.

Russian military ships have been spotted near Latvian borders this summer.

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  1. mike walsh says:

    This Thursday is the 28th, not the 27th.

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  2. Linda says:

    Mr Walsh it says “This Thursday, August 28th” not 27th – wake up.
    I see Russia moving up the anti – what was Putin smirking at when the unfortunate Ukrainian President was forced to shake his hand. I hope Poroshenko has a firm grip – I’d have crushed Putin’s fingers, most of ex.soviet apparatachuks have limp handshakes.

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    • mike walsh says:

      Linda, the editorial had the Thursday as the 27th. When I pointed this out they changed it but left my letter in. This says much about editorial lack of integrity. Yes, I do agree with you; the expressions and body language as the two presidents met was priceless. I have little doubt as to which one will be in office longest. Enjoy your weekend.

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