RIGA - Public statements by Russia's State Duma chairman Vyacheslav Volodin indicates that Russia will intensify its efforts to impose its course on re-writing history and biased interpretation, Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) concluded after yesterday's speech by Volodin at the Conference of Parliamentary Speakers of the Council of Europe.
As Murniece told LETA, the message sent by the Russian politician suggests that, in the run-up to next year's 75th anniversary since the end of World War II, Russia will try to impose its biased interpretation of history on the whole of Europe.
During the conference, Murniece also met with Dmytro Razumkov, chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament, during which she condemned Russia's military aggression towards Ukraine and emphasized that this conflict cannot disappear from the international agenda, LETA was informed by the Saeima's Press Service.
"There is deep solidarity with Ukraine within Latvian society. We support Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. We need to increase the number of like-minded who value security in Ukraine and Europe as a whole. Ukraine's security is also Latvia's security," Murniece said.