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  • Russia condemns Baltic ’attack’ on minority rights
    of Russian speaking citizens in Baltics Latvia however has accused Russia of trying to destabilize the Baltic states amid the Ukraine crisis whilst there s fears among Baltic officials that a Crimea style scenario could be repeated in the region Russia is demonstrating its military might and also that it is definitely interested in destabilizing the situation in Ukraine and Europe and especially in the Baltic States Therefore we must be ready for such situations Latvia s defense minister Raimonds Vejonis recently said Non citizens Speaking at the conference Dolgov condemned Latvia and Estonia s policy in regard to matters concerning citizenship It s estimated up to 300 000 people remain stateless in Latvia denying people access to vote or a Latvian passport UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon has been among voices calling for better rights for Russian speakers in Latvia Non citizenship is an acute problem in Latvia and Estonia We demand that the international society turns against Estonian and Latvian authorities in order to eliminate this embarrassing phenomenon once and for all Dolgov said Latvia showed some signs of budging earlier this year after it announced non Latvian passport holders who hold electronic identification would be able to vote in this years government elections Citizens who do not have a passport but hold an ID card will be able to receive voter cards at the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs from September 22 to October 3 according to the new laws Source LETA Ukrinform Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign

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  • VIDEO: Russian embassy denies claims its supporting Latvians wanting to fight for pro Russia rebels in Ukraine
    give you your tickets and you re off to Russia They said they are just waiting for us to come and sign up My thought is I m prepared to go anywhere to fight and I don t know how much time I ll spend there in Russia but I will know that I am defending my identity that I am a Russian and that I have a right to be Russian he said One man named Sergejs told Panorāma that he has already submitted his documents there and was told that he could travel to Ukraine right away if he wished In a statement the Russian embassy called on Latvia s Foreign Ministry to investigate the program and its makers This is a provocative defamatory story We hope that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and intelligence agencies will understand and take the necessary measures to bring to justice its customers and manufacturers the statement said Latvia s Security Police DP said it was investigating the claims whilst three criminal cases were active against Latvians actively serving in eastern Ukraine It follows after videos surfaced earlier this year showing interviews with two Latvians from Ludza fighting for pro Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine Latvia s security police raided homes of Latvians connected to the separatists confiscating weapons and launching criminal proceedings earlier this month Edited by Rayyan Sabet Parry Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian

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  • Meat prices take a tumble amid swine fever outbreak
    as grain We are in the falling market phase said Padar referring to recent Russian sanctions on Western products and the outbreak of swine fever On Monday six wild boars were registered as being infected with swine fever No cases of swine fever have been registered on pig farms yet We have to reasonably revise our methods of hunting and keep our barns safe Padar said The agriculture minister also after added that infected meat would not be sold in supermarkets or elsewhere Padar said that difficult times await the dairy and fisheries industries as well since larger subsidies cannot be expected in the near future or next year There are certainly no possibilities for big increases because we cannot forget the overall context which is that the world around us has gone crazy We have expenditures that relate to the security policy and that it is clearly the number one priority today Padar told public broadcasting Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania

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    in Estonia ahead of major NATO summit U S President Barack Obama is addressing a keynote speech in Estonia ahead of a major Read More Message Russian czars commissars and a president Comparisons of Vladimir Putin to Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin are exaggerations but only b Read More We will not be intimidated says Obama in Estonia amid beheading of U S journalist U S President Barack Obama has condemned the murder U S journalist Steven Sotloff at Read More Russia violating basic principles of international law says Obama during Estonia visit Obama says Russia is violating basic principles of international law in the Read More LIVE Obama in Estonia for talks ahead of major NATO summit Welcome to our LIVE blog of U S President Barack Obama s visit to Estonia today Read More Baltics prepare to host U S President Obama ahead of major NATO summit U S President Barack Obama is expected to touch down in Tallinn early Wednesday morni Read More NATO states near Russia need security boost says new EU official NATO countries bordering Russia need reassurance that they will be defended by the all Read More Previous 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring

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  • Estonia summons Russian ambassador for third time over captured intelligence official
    reports of Kohver being led to a detention center in Russia A handgun 5 000 euros of cash and a mission brief was found on Kohver at the time of his arrest The secret agent is now being held in a Moscow prison awaiting court proceedings If found guilty he could face up to 20 years in prison his lawyers say Estonia s Foreign Minister Urmas Paet sent a letter to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in which he demanded that Estonian Security Police KaPo official Eston Kohver who was taken from the Estonian territory to Russia on September 5 be released Public Broadcasting reports Taking an Estonian citizen to Russia and keeping him in a Moscow prison is a clear violation of international law said Paet Eston Kohver has to be released immediately so that he could return to Estonia Paet added that it was very regrettable that the bilateral contacts between Estonian and Russian authorities have so far not led to a final solution of releasing Kohver Edited by Rayyan Sabet Parry Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an

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  • Lithuania treats injured Ukrainian soldiers amid conflict in east
    Tonight we have brought soldiers wounded in Eastern Ukraine and transferred them to civilian medical care institutions for ultimate treatment The most of them are in satisfactory medical conditions several are wounded more seriously however we expect that Lithuania s hospitals will do their best in helping the military senior military medic Lieutenant Colonel Gintaras Berkevicius said The treatment of the soldiers will be funded from the reserve of the Lithuanian s Government allocated for medical care of the injured in the conflict in Ukraine this February The funding totals 43 500 euros Lithuania has been one of the more direct voices during the crisis in the Ukraine with calls for arming Ukraine s military Ukraine s defense minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro Russian separatists and stop Russian President Vladimir Putin Reuters reports Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The

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  • Crown Princess of Sweden set to visit Latvia
    Culture this year During her visit in Latvia the princess will visit the Latvian National Library and the former KGB building in Riga also known as the Corner House She will also meet with Latvian President Andris Berzins Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to

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  • Nordic, Baltic ministers seek closer partnership amid Ukraine crisis
    founded in Ämari Paet said Speaking about the recent NATO summit in Wales Paet added The contribution of Finland and Sweden to regional security is remarkable Paet added that connecting the region with information technology energy and transport connections is important for strengthening security and enhancing competitiveness Delfi reports A high level cyber security meeting would be held in October Paet added For Estonia as the presiding state of the Nordic and Baltic countries cyber security is a priority and in the framework of the presidency we will organize in October a high level cyber meeting which creates an opportunity to advance the cyber security dialog between the Nordic and Baltic countries and the United States and the sharing of experiences he said The Foreign Ministers also discussed developments in the Middle East and the situation in Iraq Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard Iceland s Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson Norway s Deputy Foreign Minister Hans Brattskar Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius met on Thursday and Friday in Tallinn for the in the Baltic and Nordic countries cooperation meeting This year Estonia is the Nordic Baltic NB8 Nordic Baltic 8 cooperation coordinator Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The

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