The National Armed Forces of Latvia registered the flight of two Russian military transport aircraft near the Latvian borders. This was reported by the Latvian military on Twitter.
The incident occurred on Saturday, September 8, close to the territorial waters of Latvia.
According to them, there were An-12 and An-26 military aircraft. Where exactly they were spotted by the Latvian military, press service did not specify.
08.09. patruļlidmašīnas virs Baltijas jūras neitr. ūdeņiem pie LV teritoriālās jūras robežas identificēja Krievijas BS lidmašīnas An-26 un An-12
08.09. patruļlidmašīnas virs Baltijas jūras neitr. ūdeņiem pie LV teritoriālās jūras robežas identificēja Krievijas BS lidmašīnas An-26 un An-12— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) September 8, 2018
Let's remind, earlier it was informed, that Russia carries out rocket tests over territory of Latvia in Baltic sea.
'After Russia announced the missile tests, Latvian defense ministry asked the Russian side to give as much information about the tests as possible, including which kinds of missiles will be used and which measures will be taken to provide security', the message reads.
Russia claimed the missile tests are a part of military drills, and all the necessary security measures will be taken; however, no more questions were answered.
Previously, Russian Centre for Management of Air Traffic informed the Latvian government that the Russian Navy would hold missile tests over Latvia's exclusive economic area in the Baltic Sea.