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Sergey Zheleznyak: “The Latvian authorities should reconsider their attitude towards human rights in the context of national and linguistic affiliation”

“The new president of Latvia, Egils Levits, who proved himself a supporter of the assimilation of the Russian-speaking population, was elected by the parliament immediately after the forced resignation of the mayor of Riga, Neil Ushakov, who supported the equal rights of all citizens. Recently, the policy of Latvia was distinguished by a lack of loyalty to Russian-speaking citizens, moreover, the authorities actually organized acts of linguistic genocide. It is worth recalling that outright Nazism against the Russian-speaking population on the part of the Kiev rulers resulted in a war against the people of Donbass and threatened the destruction of the population of Crimea.
The authorities of Latvia should review their attitude to human rights in the context of national and linguistic affiliation and take into account the interests of all nationalities inhabiting the country, including Russian-speaking residents, who constitute about 40% of the population. Russia will always insist on this and on all international platforms. ” This opinion was expressed by a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Sergey Zheleznyak.
According to the politician: “The world community, European countries, the EU leadership, human rights organizations are obliged to respond to negative trends and gross violations of human rights in the Baltic countries and Ukraine, where almost half of the country’s population is deprived of the opportunity to study and work in their native language.
Russophobes in Latvia are constantly trying to prove their loyalty to Brussels and Washington, and at the same time they rush about European values, which are so fervently defended in words. It is time for Western politicians to abandon the policy of double standards and return to the mainstream of civilized dialogue in order to avoid interethnic conflicts and human tragedies. ”

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