: :inin Kyiv (EET)

NATO jets scramble to intercept Russian warplane over Baltics

Foreign ministers of France and Germany visited Kyiv and Donbas. Ukraine is boosting its efforts in a campaign for non-recognition of the outcome of the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation based on the organization of voting in the occupied Crimea. The EU is in a state of crisis, according to its political leaders.

”On September 17, the air patrol jets scrambled to intercept an Il-20 aircraft belonging to the Russian Air Force over the Baltic Sea not far from the border of Latvia,” the statement reads.

Earlier, Ukraine`s Ambassador to Latvia Yevgeny Perebiynis said that after what had happened in Crimea and Donbas, a scenario of a possible Russian aggression against the Baltic States today was not totally implausible. And that is why Latvia pays great attention to security issues and the strengthening of its army.

”Russian aircraft regularly fly near the borders of Latvia, the ships are constantly roaming in the exclusive economic zone. And this can not but worry Latvia. They take it very seriously,” he said.


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