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Police raid homes of Latvians connected to pro Russia rebels in Ukraine, weapons found

  • 2014-09-11
  • From wire reports, RIGA

A car is seen in Latvia flying the flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic (photo: twitter)

Security police have raided several homes in Latvia in connection with residents who may be fighting with pro Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Weapons and ammunition were found in some of the homes, LETA reports.

Criminal cases have been launched against the people for committing acts of terrorism and the purchase, storage and carrying of illegal weapons, security police say.

It follows after videos emerged earlier this month showing interviews with Latvians fighting for separatists in the region. Two of the men in the video claim to be from Ludza, Latvia. Police say the men have connection with the National Bolshevik Movement.

Meanwhile, Latvia's Security Police earlier this month began a criminal process against three people from Latvia who have publicly made appeals for others to join the fighting in Ukraine.

(Edited by Rayyan Sabet-Parry)