On Monday the National Armed Forces (NAF) reported several sightings over and on the Baltic Sea within Latvia's Exclusive Economic Zone.
Air Policing jets on 16 NOV in international airspace above the Baltic Sea near LV border identified RU AF 1x Il-76, 1x An-26.— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) November 16, 2015
LVA Armed Forces on 16 NOV in LV EEZ 10nm from terit. waters spotted RU Navy's tug Viktor Konetskiy and Kilo-class sub.— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) November 16, 2015
By Tuesday, yet more sightings had been added to the list.
Air Policing jets on 17 NOV in international airspace above the Baltic Sea near LV border identified RU AF 1x Il-20.— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) November 17, 2015
Interestingly, NAF also said that with stormy weather causing problems in the Baltic, two Russian naval vessels had requested and been allowed to take refuge in Latvia's territorial waters.
1. Vakar Latvijas ūdeņos slikto laika apstākļu dēļ (spēc. viļnošanās) piešķirts patvērums diviem Krievijas Federācijas Jūras spēku kuģiem.— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) November 17, 2015
Such a move is allowed in order to provide assistance to vessels in trouble, NAF pointed out.