Latvia again spots Russian military planes near its airspace

12:11, 17 June 2015
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Five Russian military planes were spotted near the airspace of Latvia on Tuesday, June 16, the National Armed Forces of Latvia reported on Wednesday on Twitter.

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"Air Policing jets on June 16 in international airspace above the Baltic Sea near LV border identified RU AF 1x A-50, Il-20, An-26; 2x MiG-31.," the report says.

At the same time, the airspace of the Baltic States was not violated, the Latvian military said.

As reported earlier, the activity of Russian military aircraft in the Baltic region has tripled over the last year, with NATO forces intercepting Russian planes more than 150 times.

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