Foreign affairs committee sends to Saeima legislative amendments, removing legal obstacles to dismantling of memorial to Soviet army

Published date11 May 2022

RIGA, May 11 (LETA) - The Saeima foreign affairs committee today decided to send to the Saeima legislative amendments, remove legal obstacles to the dismantling of a Soviet-era monument in Victory Park in Pardaugava, Riga.

The Saeima has been asked to adopt the amendments to the law on the agreements between Latvia and Russia signed on April 30, 1994, in Moscow at the Saeima meeting on May 12.

The amendments provide to suspend operation of Article 13 of the intergovernmental agreement on the social protection of Russian military pensioners and their family members living in Latvia. Article 13 also regulates the maintenance of memorial structures and mass burial sites.

The amendments provide that Article 13 is suspended as of May 16, 2022, until the moment hen Russia stops violations of international rights against Ukraine, including withdrawing its military forces from Ukraine, fully restores Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty in...

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