Signs of more Russian sub activity in Baltic Sea

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Latvian border guards  and naval patrols racked up another sighting in their ongoing game of "I Spy" with Russian naval craft on Thursday, according to an official tweet by the National Armed Forces (NBS) on Friday. 

The NBS spotted a submarine support vessel of the 'Kashtan' class, coded SS-750, operating 11.5 nautical miles (21 kilometers) from Latvian territorial waters, NBS said.

The sighting comes just days after a Russian submarine was itself spotted a little further out - 27 nautical miles from the maritime border.

When NBS reported the sighting, the Russian Ministry of Defense reacted in sarcastic terms, saying "Thank you for your continued PR campaign on behalf of the Russian Navy."

However given the concerns recently expressed by Sweden, which is convinced a Russian sub penetrated its waters close to Stockholm, covert Russian submarine activity in the Baltic Sea would appear to be no laughing matter. 

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