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    Foreign Ministry denounces firework displays planned by Russia in honor of Baltic capitals’ ''liberation'' as unacceptable

    RIGA, July 11 (LETA) - The firework displays planned in Moscow in honour of the 75th anniversary of the “liberation” of Riga and other Baltic capitals by Soviet troops from German occupation are regarded by the Latvian side as an unacceptable and unfriendly action, the Foreign Ministry said today.

    Latvia condemns in the strongest terms the efforts recently prevailing in Russia to exonerate the crimes jointly committed by Stalin and Hitler, including the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. It is especially cynical to organise in Moscow, on the 80th anniversary of that pact, any fireworks for the "liberation" of the capital cities of the Baltic States, the ministry said in a statement.

    The Charge d' Affaires a.i. of Russia, Vadim Vasilyev, was summoned to the Foreign Ministry today. He was informed that the Latvian side regards the festive firework displays planned in Moscow as an unacceptable and unfriendly action.

    “Whilst welcoming the defeat of Nazism, we would like to remind the world that, for Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, their freedom and independence were restored 45 years later, as the entry of the Red Army meant the renewal of the Soviet occupation,” the Foreign Ministry said.

    Russia's Western Military District said on Tuesday that it plans to organize 17 firework displays in Moscow this and next year to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army’s arrival at various Eastern and Central European capitals. The firework display planned on October 13 is to mark the anniversary of recapturing Riga.

    • Published: 11.07.2019 14:06
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