Moscow, July 11 – AIF-Moscow.
The Latvian Foreign Ministry summoned Russia's temporary charge d'affaires, Vadim Vasiliev, and protested because of plans to arrange a salute on October 13 in honor of the anniversary of the liberation of Riga from the Nazis, RIA Novosti reports.
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In particular, Vasiliev was told that Latvia regards holiday fireworks in honor of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Riga as an unacceptable and unfriendly action.
The website of the Latvian Foreign Ministry also emphasizes that the freedom and independence of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia were restored 45 years later, and the entry of the Red Army meant the resumption of the Soviet occupation.
Earlier, Estonia made a similar protest because of the salute in honor of the liberation of Tallinn.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Victory celebrates the liberation of the cities of the USSR and Eastern Europe with festive salutes. So, this year salutes were already held on the day of the liberation of Odessa (April 10), Sevastopol (May 10) and Minsk (July 3).
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