Latvia army declares high alert due to Russia’s military activity
10:06, 9 October 2016

Latvia army declares high alert due to Russia’s military activity

Russian Air Force planes and tank military drills identified near Latvia border

10:06, 9 October 2016

RIA news

The National Armed Forces of Latvia started active roll-call of the military staff, as well as the strengthening surveillance of the border and air space of the state. The reason for this was the high activity of Russian army in the vicinity of the Baltic States.

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Agency Delfi reported this with reference to the Ministry of Defense of Latvia.

It is reported that Russian Air Force planes: tactical bombers Su-27, multipurpose fighters Su-27, as well as military transport An-26 were spotted around Latvia borders during the last two days.

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Joint military drills of the 76th and the 98th Airborne Division, with elements of full-fledged combat activities are next to Latvian land border. At the same time the 76th Division was reinforced by tanks for the first time. Under the guise of military drills Russia Baltic Fleet transfers operational-tactical missile complex Iskander from Ust-Luga to the Kaliningrad region.

Source: Delfi

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