Defense Ministry denies Latvia's involvement in Pskov drone incident

The Ministry of Defense has categorically denied any involvement of Latvia in the drone attack on Pskov airport, which took place on Tuesday evening. Russian media reports that around 20 drone vehicles were involved in this attack; several vehicles, Il–76, were damaged by the attack. 

Russian propaganda media have reported versions of involvement of Latvia and Estonia in this attack. Pskov is located more than 700 km from Ukraine but less than 100 km from Latvia and Estonia.

The Latvian Defense Ministry points out that blaming NATO member states as an “outside enemy” in various situations where Russia is experiencing failures on the front in Ukraine is no surprise.

This is not the first time an attempt has been made to insert Latvia into disinformation campaigns in order to escalate the regional security situation.

"The statement of Latvia's association with the events of this night in Pskov is an absurd fiction, in order to deter the Russian people's attention from both the losses of the Russian army on the front and the losses on the part of the country when Russian military machinery and infrastructure are destroyed," said Minister of Defense Ināra Murniece (National Alliance).

"The Ministry of Defense, the National Armed Forces and our allies continue to continuously observe and analyze both Ukraine's struggle for its territory and the events on Russian territory," the Ministry said in a statement.

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