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Russian war plane sighted near Latvian borders once again

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThis Tuesday, May 20th, NATO patrol jet Eurofighter Typhoon spotted a Russian Il-20 military radio electronic reconnaissance aircraft above neutral waters near the Latvian border.

The same aircraft was spotted near the Latvian border this Monday as well.

Before these two cases, the last time Russian military aircraft were spotted near Latvian borders was May 15th, when two Russian Su-27 fighter jets were spotted above neutral waters close to Latvia.

Russian military aircraft are a regular sight near Baltic borders. On May 17th, NATO patrol aircraft spotted a Russian KA-27 combat helicopter in the skies close to the borders. This was the first time in recent years when the neighbouring country’s helicopter was spotted this close to the border.

Russian aircraft usually perform flights with the automatic flight answering machine off. They also do not have a flight plan and do not respond to radio communication attempts.

Latvian Defence Ministry had reported at the end of February 2014 that Russian military aircraft are often sighted near Latvian borders, and that their activity has grown in the past five years.

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  1. mike walsh says:

    In view of NATO threats, NATO’s increasing troop, aircraft and naval presence in the Baltic States, one hardly needs to be a prophet to see this sort of thing increasing. The only thing that surprises me is pundits expressing surprise. Duh!

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  2. Piotr says:

    Russia today unfortunately is a country run by criminals who constantly suppress their own peoples views and way of life, the country is run by a covert dictatorship that’s feeds propaganda just like you would feed ducks at a local park, before heading off in a chauffeur driven car to feed oneself in a luxury banquet 5 star hotel. Putin and his henchmen should never be trusted, NATO would be very wise to keep their eyes wide open.

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