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    Two U.S. soldiers fined for relieving themselves at Freedom Monument

    RIGA, March 15 (LETA) - The Riga Municipal Police last week fined two U.S. soldiers EUR 400 each for relieving themselves at the Freedom Monument.

    The Riga Municipal Police's representative Toms Sadovskis confirmed to LETA that the police's surveillance center spotted two persons urinating at the Freedom Monument Square shortly before 9 p.m. on March 8. They were immediately approached by the Riga Municipal Police patrols who determined that the two men were U.S. citizens, who were eventually fined EUR 400 each.

    The two men were not intoxicated, added Sadovskis.

    Kaspars Galkins, head of the Defense Ministry's Military Public Relations Department, also told LETA that two U.S. soldiers who had attended a brief training in Latvia were fined for violations ascertained by the Riga Municipal Police.

    The two soldiers will also face sanctions in the U.S. Army, which will probably be much harsher than the EUR 400 fines they have paid in Latvia, added Galkins.

    • Published: 15.03.2019 13:06
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