The NBS said that though a small An-2 plane had indeed been patrolling the border area to monitor illegal crossing attempts, at no point did it enter Belarusian airspace. It also released an image with the flightpath of the plane plotted on it based on GPS data.
❗️Latvian Air Force has been accused by Belarus Border Guard with breaching its airspace. To prevent illegal border crossings that are being coordinated by BY authorities since last August, 🇱🇻Air Force plane An-2 made a planned flight along the LV-BY border, but didn't cross it. pic.twitter.com/kaQfYtgSw3— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) February 8, 2022
On February 8, the Belarusian State Border Guard released information via the official regime news agency "Belta" claiming that the Latvian Air Force An-2 had crossed 300 meters into the territory of Belarus before returning to Latvia.
Official Latvian NBS news website Sargs.lv, said "The National Armed Forces call on the population and the media to objectively assess the information provided by the Belarussian regime and the videos released."
Meanwhile the Belarusian regime continues its state-backed international people-trafficking operation at the EU's external border in Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. On February 7 alone, 43 illegal border crossing attempts were repulsed by Latvian border guards.