Russian sub and warship spotted off Latvian coast

Latvia’s National Armed Forces (NBS) reported spotting two Russian military vessels, a submarine and corvette (small warship) maneuvering close to Latvia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in neutral international waters Sunday afternoon, tweeted the NBS.

According to the NBS tweet Latvian Naval Forces patrol boat P-09 sighted the corvette Stereguschiy as well as an unnamed Kilo-class submarine 5.7 miles from Latvia’s EEZ maritime territories. The photo shows a Kilo-class submarine being launched from a St.Petersburg shipyard in June.

This latest encounter with Russia’s intimidating military might comes just two days after NATO Baltic Air Policing (BAP) planes scrambled to intercept a Russian Armed Forces jet and transport aircraft in the skies over the Baltic Sea Friday.

Also recently naval forces encountered Russian military vessels in neutral waters just off Latvia's maritime territories on July 22, as well as in June. 

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