Russian navy continues its active efforts near NATO member states’ borders. Russian ship approached the Latvian coastline.
Latvia spotted a war ship of the Russian Federation in Latvian exclusive economic zone on Monday, July 18, according to Latvian Armed Forces.
“On the 18th of July Latvian Naval Forces identified a Russian rescue towboat “Neptun” at a distance of 4 see miles from Latvian border.,” – states Latvian army in its Twitter.
LV ekskl. ekonom. zonā 4 j.j. no terit. jūras bruņotie spēki 18.07. identificēja Krievijas BS Okhtenskiy klases glābšanas velkoni "Neptun"— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) July 18, 2016
The activity of the Russian Navy and aviation has increased significantly due to the deterioration of relations between Russia and Western coalition in the midst of escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. In particular, Latvia spotted Russian was planes near its borders 270 times in 2015.