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Monday, 22.12.2014, 18:14
2014 has been one of the most difficult and least successful years in the Latvian-Russian relations for the past twenty years, Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov said during a meeting with several Latvian mass media, cites LETA.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Direct Speech, Latvia, Legislation, Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was confident in the country's current economic situation as he had the "insurance policy" represented by the state's right macroeconomic course of action and reserve funds for the fulfilment of social obligations, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to TASS.
According to economic experts interviewed by LETA, the weakening of the Russian ruble will negatively impact Latvian companies exporting to Russia.
Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece (VL-TB/LNNK) considers Russia an "aggressor country", therefore she is not planning on meeting with Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov, reports LETA.
Moscow has begun lobbying what it sees as sympathetic EU capitals – Budapest, Nicosia, and Rome – to veto renewal of Russia sanctions in 2015, reports LETA, referring to EUOBSERVER.
Estonian Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur sent a draft bill to a coordination round, which determines the coordinates of the temporary control line of the land part of the exterior border between Estonia and Russia, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
On 4 December, Vilnius Airport and Aeroflot celebrated 70th anniversary of the Vilnius - Moscow flights. Russian airline started serving the route in 1944, and in the first year Aeroflot carried 48 passengers, while last year there were over 132,000 people travelling this route, reported BC airport’s press service.