PM orders Golubeva to report on readiness to prevent public justification of Russian aggression

Published date11 May 2022

RIGA, May 11 (LETA) - Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) on Wednesday ordered Interior Minister Marija Golubeva (Development/For) to urgently prepare and submit a report to the government on the relevant authorities' readiness to maintain public order and prevent public justification of Russia's aggression, according to the prime minister's statement on May 9 and 10 events by a Soviet-era monument in Victory Park.

Karins has instructed Golubeva to prepare information on the prevention of violations of law on the part of supporters of Russian aggression, as well as the measures planned and taken to call these persons to account in line with the law.

The interior minister has also been tasked with providing an action plan for maintaining public order in connection with further decisions regarding the dismantling of the monument in Victory Park, as well as the prevention of activities involving justification of Russia's aggression.

The prime minister's statement makes no mention of the calls for the interior minister to resign, made on Wednesday by several officials and members of the public.

In his statement, Karins indicates that Latvia is a democratic, independent and law-governed state where residents have the right to feel secure about expressing their civic, democratic and...

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