Vike-Freiberga: Berezovsky visits require more thought

  • 2005-10-02
RIGA - President Vaira Vike-Freiberga said on Friday that Latvia should consider putting the exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky on the country's list of persona non grata.

In the president's words, "I as the President would expect an opinion from the Prosecutor General's Office and other law enforcement authorities as to likely threats from Berezovsky's visits to Latvia."

The president, who heads the National Security Council, met with Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis on Friday to discuss Berezovsky's recent visit to Latvia, the second in several months. One visit could be a coincidence, but two visits require more consideration, the president said.

Kalvitis also told the press on Friday that he had enough information that would warrant putting Berezovsky on a black list of people not allowed to enter the country.