Maximus
Barcelona city tours is a perfect opportunity to have a perfect vacation outside the Baltic States. Gene Zolotarev on how to destabilize the EU financial system. Andris Berzins
Vladimir Linderman aka Abel Edmunds Sprudzs Valdis Zatlers Aivars Lembergs Girts Valdis Kristovskis Maris Grinblats Guntars Krasts Alfreds Rubiks Sandra Kalniete Raivis Dzintars Algirdas Butkevicius Algirdas Paleckis Dalia Grybauskaite Kazimira Danute Prunskene Vytautas Landsbergis Rolandas Aksas Viktor Uspaskich Valdemar Tomasevski Leonidas Donskis Arturas Zuokas Edgar Savisaar Andrus Ansip
The current website developed by YWSolution Limited

Latvia not under threat, says Russian ambassador

Apr 16, 2014
Staff and wire reports, RIGA

Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov, interviewed by LTV, reassured viewers that Latvia faces no threat from Russia, reports LETA. He said that he realizes that Russia's operations in Ukraine have upset many people in Latvia, who are concerned about state security.

The ambassador explained why Latvia can rest easy: “It would never permit turning guns against its own people, as in Georgia, and there will never be armed rebellion in Latvia by the radical-right, as can now be seen in Ukraine.”

Veshnyakov here reverted to the old and tired claim of anyone not agreeing with the ‘Russian way of thinking’ is immediately branded a ‘fascist.’ This despite Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government’s own activities, such as intolerance and repression of dissenting opinion in the public sphere, which show Russia itself follows fascist doctrine.

The Russian ambassador also declared that Russia is not planning any economic sanctions against Latvia. He warned at the same time that sanctions are a sword with two sides that usually harm small countries, i.e. Latvia could suffer losses as a result of U.S.-EU sanctions.

He rejected the idea that Russia could raise the price for natural gas, as it has recently done with Ukraine.

Ambassador Veshnyakov echoed President Putin in saying that there are no Russian military forces in Ukraine. When shown a video indicating otherwise, Veshnyakov declared that "this video is part of the information propaganda war, which leads one to doubt its authenticity."

 MORE NEWS
  • VIDEO: KGB, Torture and Soviet...
    A new NATO video looks inside the KGB prison where Latvians were locked up, tortur...
  • Russia denies claims military ...
    Russia has denied claims one of its jets violated Estonian airspace earlier this w...
  • Top travel site names Lithuani...
    Lithuania has been named a top travel destination in 2015 by leading travel websit...
  • Baltic leaders set for top rol...
    The European Parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of Jean-Claude Juncker'...
  • Estonia pioneers e-residence s...
    Estonia will issue identity cards allowing access to its digital services to pe...
  • EU upholds sanctions against R...
    The EU has agreed to furthering sanctions against Russia amid the crisis in the...
  • Riga Apartments for Rent

    Maximus
    © 2014 BALTIC NEWS LTD. All Rights Reserved.