Latvian soldiers rebuild Bosnia and beyond

  • 1998-11-12
  • Katya Cengel
Katya Cengel reports on Latvian soldiers from the Baltbat battalion who are helping both Latvia and Bosnia recover from the two countries' difficult and painful histories.Ilmars Lejins remembers with pride how, in the winter of 1996, he helped a bus line between two Bosnian cities run again. It felt good he recalls, even though 10 months later, the bus line stopped running. "You have to see small things as victories," said Lejins.Lejins is second in command in the Latvian Rifle Company of the Baltbat, an Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian force established in 1993 to help with peace keeping a...
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