RIGA - Justice Minister Inese Libina-Egnere (New Unity) today discussed with several ambassadors the possibilities for democratic countries to reach an agreement on bringing Russia to justice for war crimes.
The Ministry of Justice informed LETA that Libina-Egnere today met with 30 foreign ambassadors residing in Latvia to inform them about current events in the justice sector.
During the annual discussion with the ambassadors, the issues of the possibility for democratic countries to reach an agreement on bringing Russia to justice for war crimes were discussed, which would also help to speed up the return of Ukrainian children abducted by Russia. The minister called on the ambassadors to raise the issue of the return of Ukrainian children abducted by Russia with their governments and to seek support for political and legal solutions to help Ukraine reunite families.
At the same time, the minister informed the ambassadors of the latest information on the transfer of the so-called former Moscow House to state ownership, to be sold at auction and the proceeds channeled to support Ukraine.
The minister also discussed with the ambassadors Latvia's initiative to ban grain imports from Russia and Belarus, in the context of the strengthening of sanctions against aggressor countries.
In her discussion with the ambassadors, Libina-Egnere also provided an update on initiatives aimed at reducing violence against women, as well as on progress in the implementation of the partnership institute. The government's priority to fight corruption and the shadow economy was also underlined.