TASS: Latvia claims to observe Russian warplanes near its borders

21:22, 29 May 2016
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Four Russian warplanes have been seen near Latvia's borders, Latvia's national armed forces said in a press statement on Sunday, according to Russian news agency TASS.

Four Russian aircraft were spotted near Latvia's borders / Photo from flickr.com/photos/resnaate

"Two Su-27 and two An-26 planes were identified flying over the Baltic Sea's neutral waters near Latvia's territorial waters on May 29," the statement said, TASS wrote.

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Read alsoUK Defense Ministry: Royal Air Force Typhoons scramble to meet Russian aircraftIn the meantime, Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov has repeatedly said that all flights of Russian warplanes and movements of Russian warships are made in strict compliance with the international law.

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