RIGA - The return to compulsory military service in Latvia will entail high costs and the opinion of professionals must be taken into account when considering the idea, representatives of the ruling coalition parties told LETA.
They were commenting on the suggestion made by Latvian parliament speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) during the joint meeting of two Baltic Assembly committees today. She said that both Estonia and Lithuania had compulsory military service therefore Latvia should consider returning to military conscription for national self-defense purposes.
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