Three Russian military transport planes spotted on Latvian border

The Latvian Armed Forces said in a tweet that they had identified three Russian military transport planes close to the country’s maritime border.

According to the department, on August 26, patrol planes over the Baltic Sea close to Latvia’s maritime border identified three Russian An-12 military transport planes.

Earlier the Latvian National Armed Forces announced that they are prepared for possible provocations during the Russian-Belarusian Zapad military exercises planned for September this year.

In 2016, Russian military planes and ships approached the Latvian border 209 times, which is several dozens of times fewer than the previous year.

  Russian aircraft, Latvia