Saeima supports amendments removing legal obstacles to dismantling monument to Soviet soldiers in Riga's Pardaugava

Published date12 May 2022

RIGA, May 12 (LETA) - Saeima today passed in the final reading amendments to the agreements the Republic of Latvia and the Russian Federation signed in Moscow on April 30, 1994, drafted by the Foreign Ministry to remove legal obstacles to dismantling the monument to Soviet soldiers in Riga's Pardaugava.

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 when Russia stops violations of international rights against Ukraine, including withdrawing its military forces from Ukraine, fully restores Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty in line with international laws, and fully...

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