On Tuesday, September 27, the Latvian government decided to announce a state of emergency in several border areas near Russia until December, and to close one of the existing border crossing points.
Latvia could announce a state of emergency in relation to the mobilization launched in Russia, Interior Minister Kristaps Eklons said after the coalition meeting on September 27.
The United States' famous HIMARS rocket system put on a show in Latvia September 26, making the national news headlines in the process.
The annual CyberChess cybersecurity conference takes place in Rīga October 4-5, and arguably has never been more topical.
On Monday and Tuesday, September 26 and 27, military training of NATO member states and partner countries organized by NATO Air Force Command will take place in the territory of the National Armed Forces Aviation Base.
Latvia's State Security Service (VDD) said September 22 that Russian citizens living in Latvia should immediately inform the VDD if they receive a draft notice, as Moscow takes increasingly desperate steps to shore up its illegal invasion of Ukraine.
Although Russian president Vladimir Putin has announced a partial mobilization in Russia, the level of military threat remains low in Latvia, the Ministry of Defense (AM) said in a release on September 21.
At a meeting on Tuesday, September 20, the Cabinet approved the draft law drafted by the Ministry of Defense (AM), which provides for the introduction of a mandatory service at the National Armed Forces (NBS). The draft law shall be directed for urgent viewing at the Saeima.
The United States Navy missile ship-destroyer “USS Paul Ignatius” paid a visit to Rīga port on Thursday. The ship, which is on a planned patrol in the Baltic Sea, carries out surveillance and participates in joint training with NATO's allied Maritime Command, Latvian Television reported September 15.
Since August, five kilometres of the permanent fence have been constructed on the Latvian-Belarusian border but altogether, construction work has been carried out in 28.1 km of the deforested 57 km, State Real Estate (VNĪ) said on September 14.
In the framework of the annual Riga Dialogue, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Nuclear Threat Initiative, and European Leadership Network is holding a public discussion on September 16 from 17:30 titled: "Transatlantic security: from Madrid to Vilnius summit".
Anyone of the opinion that electric scooters are the sole preserve of annoying youths on sidewalks may soon be forced to revise their opinion, thanks to a Liepāja-based company, reports Kurzeme TV.
Latvia's Ministry of Defense is in early negotiations to purchase coastal defense missile systems from the United States, the Ministry said September 9.
On September 8, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decision imposing new restrictions on the entry of the citizens of the Russian Federation into the Republic of Latvia via the external border of the European Union.
On Tuesday, September 6, the government supported the introduction of mandatory National Defense Service (VAD) in Latvia, LETA reported.
The United States Navy made a spectacular arrival at the port of Rīga September 6, in the form of the giant USS Kearsarge.
Don't be surprised to see plenty of military braid and brass on show in Rīga in coming days, as senior NATO commanders are in town for training purposes.
On September 7 and 8, the Ministry of Defense, in cooperation with mobile service providers and during the training of the State Fire and Rescue Service, will carry out a notification check of Latvian residents via SMS to check the accessibilty of residents in crisis situations.
The first kilometers of the permanent fence are being built on the Latvia–Belarus border, according to the information report from the Ministry of Interior, presented to the government on Tuesday, August 30.
Since February 24, the military support provided by the Latvian government to Ukraine in the fight against the Russian attack has been estimated at around €300 million, while Latvian residents, businesses and non-governmental organizations have collected donations of more than €15.7 million, the Ministry of Defense said on August 29.
From August 29 to September 12, Eurofighter jets belonging to the air forces of Latvia's allies will conduct low-level training flights in the vicinity of the National Armed Forces military airfield at Lielvārde in Ogre region.
The situation on the Latvian–Belarusian border has escalated again, and as of August, the number of illegal migrants has reached the level of March this year, Latvian Radio reported on August 26.
The defense industry in Latvia is in a rapidly growing development phase, said Elīna Egle-Ločmele, chair of the Latvian Federation of Security and Defence Industries, on Latvian Television August 25.
Results of the Survey on Gender-Based Violence in 2021 published on August 24 by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) show that 11.0 % of women and 5.1 % of men aged 18–74 have experienced sexual harassment at work.
The Braunschweig, a corvette of the German navy is making a stopover in Rīga this weekend, reports LSM's Russian language service.
After five days of donations, nearly half a million euros has been raised in Latvia towards the purchase of a 'Bayraktar' military drone for Ukraine.
From August 17 to 25, military exercises under the name "Simple Strike" will be held at the Ādaži military range and around Madona region to train and improve cooperation between Latvia and the United States in the field of close air support.
The Latvian Ministry of Defense said August 15 that the Ukrainian Air Force has received four helicopters donated by Latvia.
October promises to be a busy month for those of a geopolitical mindset with two major conferences set to take place in Rīga.
As the Russian war in Ukraine continues, the Latvian people have decided, with the support of the Ministry of Defense and charity “Ziedot.lv”, to donate a “Bayraktar” combat drone to Ukraine, authors of the initiative said on August 16.