Three Baltic countries ban Russian citizens from entering

Three Baltic countries ban Russian citizens from entering

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, three EU member states, agreed to ban Russian citizens from entering Russia and Belarus. Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics announced on September 7 that three Baltic countries including Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia plan to implement a …

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‘Ghost plane’ carrying 4 people crashes off Latvia

'Ghost plane' carrying 4 people crashes off Latvia

The private plane had departed from Spain, was due to arrive in Germany, but deviated from its route and crashed off the coast of Latvia. Latvia’s civil aviation authority said on September 4 that the plane was “flying between Spain …

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Europeans prepare for winter without Russian gas

Europeans prepare for winter without Russian gas

LatviaJuons Ratiniks, who lives in the city of Rezekne near the Russian border, decided to cut off hot water from the city pipes and install a water heater in his house. “The price of energy went up so much that …

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Latvian parliament declares Russia a ‘sponsor of terrorism’

Latvian parliament declares Russia a 'sponsor of terrorism'

The Latvian parliament declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” and said Moscow’s actions in Ukraine constituted “genocide”. “The Latvian parliament recognizes Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, and calls on like-minded countries to express the same view,” the …

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Latvia stops issuing visas to Russian citizens indefinitely

Latvia stops issuing visas to Russian citizens indefinitely

The Latvian Embassy in Moscow announced that it would stop accepting visa applications for Russian citizens “indefinitely” but did not give specific reasons. The Latvian Embassy in Moscow announced on Twitter that it will only accept applications from Russian citizens …

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Latvia stops issuing visas to Russian citizens

Latvia stops issuing visas to Russian citizens

Passengers at Riga International Airport in Latvia – Photo: REUTERS According to Radio Russia TodayThe Latvian Embassy in Moscow has announced that it will stop accepting visa applications from Russian citizens “indefinitely”. There are only a few exceptions, such as …

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Russia cuts gas to Latvia

Russia cuts gas to Latvia

Gazprom announced to stop supplying gas to neighboring Latvia, citing a breach of the agreement. “Gazprom suspended gas supplies to Latvia due to a violation of the terms of sale,” Russian state energy group Gazprom posted a notice on the …

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Latvia restores military service amid tensions with Russia

Latvia restores military service amid tensions with Russia

Latvia, a NATO country bordering Russia, announced the resumption of compulsory military service amid rising tensions with Moscow over the war in Ukraine. “Latvia’s current military system has reached its limit. Meanwhile, we have no reason to think that Russia …

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