Prime Minister of Latvia, Maris Kuchinskis, alarmed by the secret data of the research on attitudes of the population, urged to change policy towards the Russian-speaking citizens and fight for their souls.
Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kuchinskis has commented on the results of a private poll conducted by the Center for security and strategic analysis of National defence Academy. This week data from this study have been partially published.
According to the open part of the document with the statement that in Latvia reborn fascism, agree or partially agree 30.9% of the population. While 21.7% of respondents believe that to protect the rights and interests of Russians in Latvia may require Moscow’s intervention up to the military invasion. In addition, 12.7% of respondents feel their belonging to Russia, and 21.4% were positive about the use of Russian symbols on 9 may.
In this regard, Kuchinskis urged to change policy towards the Russian-speaking population. “I call it the struggle for the “soul” of Russian-speaking residents, which now really is,” said the head of government. He noted that it is necessary to make changes to information policies and to resolve the issue of Russian-language broadcasters, reports Delfi.
Recall that in late February, the court of Riga has pronounced a sentence to the author of the comic of the petition on the accession of Latvia to Russia. The judge ordered a resident of the Republic Maxim koptelova in jail for six months. The man was charged with public call for the elimination of the state independence of Latvia. The convict called the decision a disgrace and a bad precedent “restricting freedom of speech.”