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Monday, 03.08.2015, 09:32
Sanctions against Russia, which were introduced one year ago, have proven to be efficient and sent very clear signals in Russia and in the international arena, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, stressing that Russia continues to act as an aggressor, reports LETA/ELTA.
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The Russian food safety supervising authority "Rosselkhoznadzor" could ban import of flowers and other plant products from several European Union (EU) member states, including Latvia, according to a source at "Rosselkhoznadzor", cites INTERFAX/LETA.
As of August 1, several Latvian fish canneries are banned from exporting their produce to Russia. The ban applies to the following Latvian companies – Ventspils zivju konservu kombinats, GAMMA-A, Sabiedriba IMS, UNDA, and Saldus galas kombinats, according to an announcement by the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing ("Rospotrebnadzor"), cites LETA/TASS.
The Kremlin has not set any rules or issued any oral recommendations prohibiting state officials or the heads of state companies to mention the name of oppositionist Alexei Navalny, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on July 27th, cites TASS/LETA.
The Russian State Duma will discuss the bill of ratification of the Estonian-Russian border agreements, that determine the two countries' land borders and sea borders on Gulf of Narva and Gulf of Finland in November 2015, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
No anti-Latvian sentiment is felt in Russia, however, one can observe anti-Russian sentiment in Latvia, Russian banker and billionaire Pyotr Aven says in an interview with the "Diena" newspaper, cites LETA.
Russian MP Andrey Krutov's proposal to lift counter-sanctions from Greece has sparked controversy in the State Duma and Civic Chamber. Krutov was described as "a national traitor" and "foreign collaborationist", reports LETA/ELTA, referring to TASS.