The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated earlier about “the anti-Russian hysteria in Latvia that has reached unprecedented proportions” “image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
Russia has not fulfilled its agreements “since the Middle Ages” regardless of what form of statehood it was in. This was stated by Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, Latvias Zinas reports.
“Since the Middle Ages, there has been a long history when Russia in any form— empire, federation— signs documents, and then quite quickly violates them. The most egregious case of recent decades— The Budapest Memorandum, signed by Russia, guaranteeing the territorial indivisibility of Ukraine,— he declared.
The Budapest Memorandum was signed in December 1994 by Great Britain, Russia, the USA and Ukraine. It provided guarantees for the security and territorial integrity of Ukraine in exchange for its renunciation of nuclear weapons. The countries that signed the agreement pledged to respect the sovereignty of Ukraine and refrain from using force against it.
After the start of Russia's military operation in Ukraine, Latvia condemned Moscow's actions and imposed sanctions against it. In addition, the President of Latvia, Egil Levits, earlier called on the entire Russian-speaking population of the state to condemn the special operation. He offered to deport those who support Russia or deprive them of their Latvian citizenship. This idea was supported by the Latvian Seimas in April. Speech in the law is only about people with dual citizenship. If Latvian citizenship is the only one for a person, they will not be able to take it away.
The decision of the Latvian Seimas was condemned in the Russian Foreign Ministry. “In the context of the anti-Russian hysteria in Latvia, which has reached unprecedented proportions, the adoption of such amendments testifies to the destruction of the last sprouts of democracy in this Baltic country,” — department responded. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs admitted that the number of cases “fabricated against Russian-speaking residents” may increase in Latvia.
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