Russian military plane was intercepted near Latvia


NATO fighter aircraft intercepted Russian military aircraft IL-20 above the Baltic Sea.

This was reported on August 12 by the National Armed Forces of the country on Twitter.

“12.08 fighters of air patrol police identified Russian plane IL-20 over the Baltic Sea not far from the border of Latvia,” said in the statement.

As it is known, after the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, and the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West, Russian warships and aircraft are detected more often near the air and maritime borders of Baltic countries. 

They do not violate air and sea space of the countries, but in case of aircraft that might be a threat to civil aviation.