Bloomberg is reporting that:
NATO fighter planes made interceptions of seven Russian military aircraft near Latvia’s border today, following a similar incident yesterday, the country’s army said on its Twitter account.
Increased and intrusive Russian military activity has also been seen elsewhere as:
Estonia and Finland reported increased violations of their airspace, while Sweden earlier this month staged its biggest naval mobilization since the Cold War in a week-long hunt for a suspected foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago.
The Washington Post quotes a:
U.S. defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the air activity publicly,
Who says, “It’s concerning because it’s moving in the wrong direction. It’s not helping to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine. It’s not helping to improve relations between NATO and Russia. It’s not helping anybody.”
Perhaps it is not intended to.