RIGA - A Russian radar base at Skrunda will stop scanning the sky for missiles on Aug. 31. Operating since 1971, the base is the last Russian outpost in Latvia following 50 years of occupation that ended in 1991.Latvia wanted the radar apparatus to leave with Russian troops in 1994, but relented in a pact with Russia to allow the base to remain for four years, followed by an 18-month period for dismantling it. In return, Russia agreed to withdraw its troops in seven months.As Russia prepares to let go of the ballistic missile early warning station, Russian military presence in the Baltics h...
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