RIGA - The Latvian Foreign Ministry categorically rejects the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin who said that the Baltic states' occupation was “implemented on a contractual basis, with the consent of the elected authorities”.
Putin said in his article "The Real Lessons of the 75th Anniversary of World War II" that "in autumn 1939, the Soviet Union, pursuing its strategic military and defensive goals, started the process of the incorporation of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Their accession to the USSR was implemented on a contra...
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