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Friday, February 16, 2018

Latvia has equated the Soviet soldiers to the soldiers of Nazi Germany

The President of Latvia Raymond Vejonis Thursday, January 4, approved the law “On the status of the Second world war”, equalizing veterans – former soldiers of the red army soldiers and Nazi Germany, according to Latvijas Vēstnesis.

As the newspaper notes, the purpose of this act is to promote a common understanding of the Latvian society of the Second world war and equal treatment of its participants.

Participants in the Second world war, according to the text of the document is recognized, in particular, the citizens of the Baltic States, who had Latvian citizenship on 17 June 1940.

The authorities of Latvia do not recognize legal responsibility for the activities of the “occupation authorities” and specify that as the “occupied state”, the country did not participate in hostilities.


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