Three ships belonging to the Russian Navy entered Latvia’s exclusive economic zone, reported Interfax citing news agency, BNS. The National Armed Forces of Latvia told the agency that the frigate Boikiy, the corvette Passat and the landing ship Minsk were sighted 12 nautical miles away from the border of the country. The ships are part of the Russian Navy.
The area of the sea they are in is part of Latvia’s exclusive economic zone. The Latvian Ministry of Defense noted that over the past four years Russian planes and vessels have crossed the Latvian border about a thousand times. In October 2016, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said that Russian military posturing in the Baltics is not only a threat to the region, but to all of Europe. She made a similar statement following reports about the possible appearance of Russian ships in the Baltic Sea capable of carrying nuclear warheads.