RIGA - May 8, 1945, brought liberation to many European nations, but not to the Baltics, at a ceremonial wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday to mark the day of remembrance for the fall of Nazism and the victims of World War II, President Egils Levits said.
The President emphasized that May 8, 1945 brought liberation to many European nations - Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and others, but it did not bring liberation to Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, because one occupation regime in the Baltics was replaced by another.
"On May 8, 1945, the whole world thought - never again! But now we see that this promise has not been fulfilled. That is why we must stand with Ukraine to prevent the aggressor from winning," Levits said after the ceremony.