Russia's war crimes against Ukrainian nation are unthinkable - Levits

  • 2022-08-15
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Russia's war crimes against the Ukrainian nationl are unthinkable and cannot be explained rationally, said Latvian President Egils Levits at the Assumption of Mary celebrations in Aglona.

LETA learned from the President's Chancery spokeswoman Justine Deicmane that the president had underscored during his speech that this year's February 24 has changed the world.

He said that he visited Ukraine in spring and saw the ruined cities and broken lives of the people after the brutality of the Russian army. He said that everyone who has participated in committing war crimes sooner or later will have to be held responsible for them.

"Everybody who is not able to distinguish the good from the evil and stand on the right side should be aware that they remain together with criminals of war and help the Kremlin. Let us be grateful for peace in our country! Peace is so fragile," said Levits.

"Our identity has national, Latvian roots and European roots, where Christianity is an important element. We feel this especially strongly here in Latgale. We should not forget it," said Levits.

He said that values that support a democratic society are deeply rooted in European Christian and philosophical tradition.