RIGA - President Egils Levits calls on people who defied the Soviet occupation regime and were ready to fight for Latvia in the most difficult conditions to be honored on the day of commemoration of the armed resistance of national partisans, Elina Kresa, communication specialist of the Media Center of the Presidential Chancery, informed LETA.
The president notes that on the day of remembrance of the armed resistance of the national partisans, the will, courage and skill of Latvians to fight against the Soviet occupation with weapons in their hands is honored. He emphasizes that on March 2 and 3, 1945, in Stompaka, Latgale partisans won the biggest battle in the history of Latvian national partisans.
"The outcome of the Second World War was already decided. For Latvia, it meant repeated Soviet occupation, terror, repression and Russification. However, this day of remembrance reminds us of the patriotism, courage and valor of those people who fought with arms against the superiority of the occupiers," said the President.
According to him, our task is to consolidate the history of resistance in the national memory. The president says that he is proud to tell the international community about the partisan movement. Levits expresses gratitude to people who know about the national partisan movement and who care about the memory of the national partisans.