The phantom of separatism in Latgale

  • 2016-02-10
  • Juris Vilums
RIGA - “World War Three: Inside The War Room” (first broadcast on BBC Two on Feb. 3) set out a fictional vision in which Russia allegedly initiates a hybrid war in Latvia. While showing some fictional scenes of unrest and military action, it focused on a debate about the possible reaction of the United Kingdom and NATO allied forces (following possible invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty) in the event of a Russian military intervention in Latvia. The programme has drawn attention in the UK and all over Europe, but the reaction was especially strong in Latgale, t...
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