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Russia announces missile-firing tests in Latvia’s exclusive economic zone again

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUFor the second time now Russia has announced plans to perform missile-firing tests in Latvia’s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea, as confirmed by Defence Ministry’s Military Public Relations Department Director Kaspars Galkins.

Russia’s Main Air Traffic Control Centre has informed Latvia’s Civil Aviation Agency that Russian Navy have reserved the air space for three days in the middle of April. Military drills will be held on 17th to 19th April in the Baltic Sea, with missile-firing tests taking place on the last day. Actual firing will likely take place between 11:00 and 23:00 on 19 April.

According to Galkins, Russia’s side has asked Latvia’s Civil Aviation Agency to close the air space in a 20 km altitude within the zone reserved for missile-firing tests and 40 km away from Latvia’s coast.

Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry considers Russia’s military drills this close to Latvia’s territorial waters unreasonable and provocative. The ministry is also worried about Russia’s ability to ensure safety during military drills.

Russia’s Baltic Fleet reports that shortly before midnight on 12 April, Russian military helicopter Ka-29 crashed in the coast of Kaliningrad Oblast. Both pilots died, as reported by Russian Baltic Fleet on 13 April.

Latvia’s National Armed Forces will carefully follow Russia’s military drills and will ensure safety of the country’s borders.

Russian Navy previously planned to perform missile-firing tests on 4th to 6th April. Not a single missile was launched during those military drills. Latvian authorities call those drills as part of Russia’s strategic communication and demonstration of strength to other countries of the region, experts said.


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  1. Linda says:

    go play with your missiles over Moscow.

  2. Leo Sharansky says:

    Russia should stop playing these dangerous games.

    Only America, Great Britain and their democratic allies have rights to perform missile tests because their missiles are good and democratic ones.

    • Sick dude says:

      Leo, you’re such a jerk, it’s unbelievable.

      • Leo Sharansky says:

        Are you another troll?

        • No-troll says:

          No, unlike you, mindless Kremlin-bot.
          You’ve run out of vodka or what? Go play with your matryoshka-dolls then.

          • Leo Sharansky says:

            Looks like my guess was right: a troll. Insulting others means that you have run out of arguments. But that’s what all trolls start doing sooner of later.

            • Ha-ha says:

              Well, at least I can say to the point. And all you do is corrupting what other people say. Just like you are taught in the Kremlin classrooms.
              Or do you think people here do not understand that you’re a Kremlin troll?
              Dear me. You brain-washed people should stick to your own sites.
              And, by the way, I wasn’t insulting you. Or do you mean that your way of life is an insult?

              • Leo Sharansky says:

                I mean that you don’t know how to behave in polite society. Perhaps you were not taught to.

  3. Lol says:

    And you consider yourself one of the decent society? Don’t be ridiculous.
    You Russians have disgraced and discredited yourselves to the utmost. Decent people don’t lie to other people. Decent people don’t seize their land, property, etc. They don’t assassinate and destroy.

    Why don’t you just admit that you’re a wee-brained Kremlin troll. And then just go back to your ordinary life in some far away corner of your Great Motherland.

    And don’t forget to repeat that Putin is Tsar and Putin is God.

    • Leo Sharansky says:

      The best way to deal with trolls is not to feed them. So I won’t feed you anymore, you can go back to your cave.

    • Muammar says:

      “Decent people don’t seize their land, property, etc. They don’t assassinate and destroy”.

      Hmm… so why do the United States and their allies do it?

      • Advice says:

        Muammar, you’ve been to close with Leo. Now you also have that US-hating desease. Ask your parents to take you to McDonald’s. And take Leo with you, his brains are degrading. (And remind him to repeat his prayer.)

        • Muammar says:

          It is highly likely that you are a troll. Therefore, you must first prove that you aren’t one. And then I might forgive you. Maybe.

          • ? says:

            I see that you’re an idiot. I never asked you to forgive me. So get your troll face from this site. And stop spamming.

      • to Muammar the troll says:

        “Hmm… so why do the United States and their allies do it?”

        Pray, sir, tell me what have the US and their allies annexed in, say, the past 5 years. Or who they have assassinated?
        And after you fail to tell me, I’ll tell you what Russia has done.

        • Muammar says:

          The U.S. have started wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, bombed Libya and Syria, killing thousands of people. And yes, Iraq and Afghanistan was also occupied by the U.S. and their allies. Not to mention that “weapons of mass destruction in Iraq” was a lie. Which the U.S., their allies and Western media distributed at that time.

          “Decent people don’t lie to other people. Decent people don’t seize their land, property, etc. They don’t assassinate and destroy”.

          Decent people? Hmm…

          • Name says:

            In the past 5 years. Not when you were sucking your neighbors dog tit.
            Afghanistan and Iraq annexed? Are you sure? Or were you told this by your Kremlin TV programs?
            And whom they have assassinated, saying it were not them?
            I’m not talking about bombing, though Russia’s hands are shoulder-deep in blood as well. I’m talking of assassination. Nothing to say?
            What about Crimea then, or the eastern parts of Ukraine? Protecting Russian-speaking population, my arse. This is a fairy tale for the likes of you.
            Nemtsov, Russian double-spy, and now that journalist, who covered Russians is Syria. Or yes, this was not Russia at all. It was all Chechens. Or a lie. Or an accident. And there are no Russian military in Donbass. Jesus. You’re all rotten through and through. And brain-washed. There is no sense in talking to you. Wake up already.

            • Muammar says:

              Poroshenko, log in under your real name!

            • British scientists says:

              “Nemtsov, Russian double-spy, and now that journalist, who covered Russians is Syria”

              The key words are “highly likely”. Ask Theresa May for instructions.

              And remember that suspicion is the queen of proofs.

              • Advice says:

                Wake up and repeat your prayer: Putin is Tsar, Putin is God. Three times. Then go to sleep again.

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