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Up to 12 Russian military aircraft spotted near Latvian airspace

  • 2015-07-29
  • From wire reports and TBT staff, RIGA

On July 29, 2015, Latvian armed forces confirmed on Twitter as many as 12 Russian military planes had been spotted flying near the Latvian border the previous day. 

It confirmed four MiG-31 interceptor aircraft, four Sukhoi Su-24 bombers, three Antonov An-26 transport aircraft and one Ilyushin Il-76 strategic airlifter had been detected flying over neutral Baltic Sea territory close to Latvia's waters.

Russian military equipment - aircraft, warships and submarines - have regularly been spotted moving close to Latvia's borders in recent months.