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Wednesday, 30.07.2014, 22:13
Ambassadors of Member States of the European Union decided in Brussels today to implement the third stage sanctions against Russia for the first time; these are targeting sectors of the economy, informs LETA reffering to Postimees Online.
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The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose broad economic sanctions against Russia, hoping to force Moscow to reverse course in Ukraine, informs LETA reffering to EU sources.
The Estonian government held an extraordinary meeting on Friday and decided that Estonia supports implementing the additional sanctions planned against Russia, informs LETA reffering to Public Broadcasting.
Russian-Latvian relations have become more complicated since the conflict in Ukraine began, Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov said in an interview with the LNT television channel, reports LETA.
In a period of five years, from 2009 to January 1 of this year, the number of Russian citizens living in Latvia has increased by 18,545 persons, according to information from the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, informs LETA.
During the Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 22 July in Brussels, the EU Ministers discussed the crisis in Ukraine that has significantly worsened after the tragic crash of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Donetsk, the territory which is controlled by separatists, the MFA said, informs LETA.
Due to an outbreak of African swine fever, the Cabinet of Ministers today declared a state of emergency in all border areas with Russia and Estonia, informs NOZARE.LV/LETA.