Russia's amphibious craft tracked near Latvian sea border

The National Armed Forces (NBS) tweeted Thursday of another sighting of a Russian navy vessel near Latvian territorial waters, this time the Kaliningrad, a large landing craft for amphibious coastal assaults.

The large landing ship Kaliningrad was sighted towards mid-day Thursday based on the timing of the NBS Twitter account posting. The spotting comes just three days since the last news reports of skirtings of Latvian sea- and air-space by Russian military craft.

The current tally of spotting incidents involving Russian military aircraft and sea vessels on the part of Latvia's NBS so far this year now exceeds 250, 50 of the cases being ships seen near Latvia's maritime borders and more than 200 scramblings of the BAP to intercept planes near Latvian skies over the Baltic, the Defense Ministry told LETA Monday morning.

The NBS tweets regularly to the public regarding its monitoring of Russian military activities near Latvia's frontiers. Russia has demonstrated a broad array of its armament and equipment, including destroyers, transport planes, spy planes, command planes, bombers, helicopters, frigates, corvettes, submarines and their support ships, as well as transport ships.

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