Latvia refused to attend the army aviation brigade in Ostrov, and Pskov airborne division to ensure the absence of any real threats from the Russian side in the area.

On Sunday, March 12, the journalists said the Russian defense Ministry, reports “Russian conversation”.

The Russian defense Ministry invited the Latvian representatives at the military facilities of Russia, which had previously expressed concerns. However, solidarity with the North Atlantic Alliance has not allowed Riga to send representatives to Russia, said the Agency.

The defense Ministry also commented on the statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that the Russian observers at least ten times was invited last year at the military exercises of the Alliance.

In the Russian Ministry stressed that Moscow only once received the invitation to exercise “Anakonda-16”, which took place on Polish territory .

In turn, the defense Ministry in 2016 no less than 30 occasions invited members of the Alliance at various events.

We will remind, in January of this year, Latvia has complained to a Russian warship, plied its borders.