The armed forces of Latvia on Saturday reported about the passage of the Russian military auxiliary ship of class Bira in a few kilometers from the country's territorial waters, informs Interfax.
The military said that the ship was about ten miles from the Latvian border, in the exclusive economic zone of the Republic.
Vesti.lv. also reports that on 25 January, NATO patrol planes noticed over the Baltic Sea near the outer limits of the territorial waters of Latvia, two fighters of the armed forces of the Russian Federation - Su-24 and AN-26.
According to the publication, in 2016 the Russian military planes and ships were approaching the borders of Latvia 209 times.
Earlier Trump and Merkel during the telephone conversation stressed crucial NATO importance.