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Tuesday, 11.03.2014, 06:04
National Electronic Mass Media Council's Public Consultative Council is urging Latvian authorities to halt the airing of Russian government-controlled TV broadcasts in Latvia, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
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If economic sanctions are imposed against Russia over its invasion in Ukraine, they will also affect Latvia since around 60% of cargo handled by Latvian ports comes from Russia, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) says in an interview with newspaper Biznes&Baltija, cites LETA.
Approximately 80 people gathered outside the Russian Embassy building in Riga yesterday for a rally against Russian media propaganda, LETA observed.
On Thursday, March 6, an extraordinary meeting of the European Council was held in Brussels on the situation in Ukraine where Latvia was represented by Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, reports advisor to the Prime Minister for public relations affairs Andis Blinds.
On Thursday, the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania turned to the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic Of Lithuania asking to evaluate whether there was no violation of the Penal Code in the Russian TV shows broadcasted by the Lithuanian Cable TV, informs LETA/ELTA.
Today, Latvia’s Saeima adopted a resolution strongly condemning Russia's military aggression in Ukraine, while at the same time emphasizing Latvia's unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial unity, as well as the legitimate, informs LETA.
The Estonian government approved at its Thursday session of the bill of ratification of Estonian-Russian border agreements, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.