Russian naval drills 'a demonstration of force': Latvian PM
PR dla Zagranicy
A number of countries were alarmed as Russia on Wednesday launched naval drills to test missiles with live munitions in the Baltic Sea, according to reports.
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NATO member Latvia said it had been forced to partly close its air space because of the drills, news agencies reported.
Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis was cited as saying that the Russian exercises were “a demonstration of force.”
“It is hard to comprehend that it can happen so close to (our) country,” Kucinskis said, as quoted by the Reuters news agency.
Sweden's authorities have issued a warning to civilian ships and said there could be delays and disruption to commercial air traffic, Reuters reported.
The Russian drills were due to run until Friday.
Source: IAR, Reuters