Picket to be held by Russian embassy today to draw attention to Russia's aggression in Ukraine

  • 2020-02-26
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - A picket will be held by the Russian embassy in Riga this afternoon to draw attention to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, LETA learned.

The Riga City Council confirmed that the picket will be held from 4.30 p.m. until 6 p.m. across the Russian embassy. The picket was announced by an individual.

The goal of the picket will be to draw public attention to Russia's aggression in Ukraine. About 20 persons plan to participate in the meeting. 

As reported, in February 2014 Russia occupied the Crimean peninsula that belonged to Ukraine. In March of that year, Crimea was annexed. 

In response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the EU, the United States, and other Western countries have imposed sanctions against Russia's top officials, Kremlin associates, and Russia's financial, defense, and energy sectors.