3 Russian warships detected near Latvian borders

"Three Russian warships have been detected in the exclusive economic zone of Latvia – the Andromeda, the Kilektor 1 and the Bira," the National Armed Forces of Latvia reported on their official Twitter page.

According to the Delfi news agency, last year Russian aircraft and ships approached the borders of the Baltic Republic 209 times, which is about ten times less than a year earlier.

The joint Russian and Belarusian strategic military exercises, Zapad 2017, are currently under way. Earlier, as part of the exercises, nearly 20 ships and vessels of the Russian Baltic Sea Fleet left their permanent bases and sailed into the sea.

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