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Friday, 25.07.2014, 16:00
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.
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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.
Today, near the coastal city of Liepaja, a Russian naval ship was observed near Latvian territorial waters, the National Armed Forces informed LETA, 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.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) has banned three popular Russian musicians - Oleg Gazmanov, Joseph Kobzon and Alla Perfilova, also known as Valeriya - from traveling to Latvia, informs Press and Information Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
NATO patrol jets detected two Russian fighter jets "Su-24" near the territorial waters of Latvia in the Baltic Sea last weekend, informs LETA reffering to the National Armed Forces.