The National Armed Forces of Latvia once again reported the presence of a Russian military aircraft near its borders.
“On October 7, air patrol fighters registered an Su-24 aircraft belonging to the armed forces of the Russian Federation over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea not far from the Latvian border,” the statement read.
Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine and the aggravation of relations between Russia and the West, the instances of Russian warships and aircraft approaching the borders of the Baltic States have increased significantly.
In particular, Russian military planes were detected near the borders of Latvia more than 270 times in 2015.
On October 6, Finland recorded two cases of supposed violation of its airspace by Russian aircraft.