Moscow will demand an answer for bullying Russian journalists in Latvia


The authorities of the Baltic countries should be responsible for the open persecution of Russian journalists and businessmen. This statement was made by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Latvia Evgeny Lukyanov at the annual press conference on the Day of the diplomatic worker.


The diplomat spoke about the frequent cases of closing accounts owned by journalists associated with the Russian media. Such actions of banks in Latvia are contrary to the doctrine of the European Parliament, which allows residents of the European Union to freely use bank accounts if they do not launder funds and do not finance international terrorism.

The ambassador understands perfectly well that banks do this not of their own free will, but under pressure from official authorities, which, in turn, also do not have complete freedom of action.

He compared such actions of Riga with racket and “witch hunt”:

In the current “witch hunt”, journalists were hooked in passing. If it concerned only journalists, it would be one conversation. But this "hunt" touched many areas of business, one way or another connected with Russia.

The ambassador said that the Russian authorities will not leave these facts unanswered and will act within the framework of international law.
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  1. Lamata 8 February 2020 09: 32 New
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    If I act Lavrov and Zakharova, then besides empty rhetoric, notes and concerns, there is nothing to wait for.
    1. carstorm 11 8 February 2020 09: 45 New
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      Lavrov and Zakharova should not do anything else. it is their job to communicate diplomatically and put forward notes and express concerns. Someone else should communicate with other countries in your way? Minister of Defense or Director of the FSB through the media?)
      1. tihonmarine 8 February 2020 10: 25 New
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        Quote: carstorm 11
        Someone else should communicate with other countries in your way? Minister of Defense or Director of the FSB through the media?)

        I suppose I don’t know who in Russia announces sanctions, or who orders to kick in the ass. But you need to turn all this small sholupon into a ram’s horn. And everything will fall into place, everyone will know only three words: "There, so surely, no way."
        1. carstorm 11 8 February 2020 10: 30 New
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          there is such a word-realism) what you described it is already called the USA) I somehow don’t really want to fight with them for the title of inadequate world-class)
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        3. Pete mitchell 8 February 2020 11: 55 New
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          [quote = tihonmarine] you need to turn all this small sholupon into a ram’s horn [/ quote]
          Any suggestions? Maybe after the transfer of Alyosha to Tallinn? How many carriers then went bankrupt? How much did Kalev lose in one night, 40%?
          [quote = tihonmarine] And everything will fall into place, everyone will be [/ quote]
          live the interests of your state, not your uncle. And if you bring the situation to [quote = tihonmarine] you only know three words: “Yes, that's right, nothing at all.” [/ Quite] it will be [quote = carstorm 11] the USA is called) I don’t really want to fight them for the title of inadequate world-class) [/ quote]
      2. Lamata 8 February 2020 12: 44 New
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        Believe me, diplomats can act in several different ways, but within the framework of the legal field.
    2. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 09: 47 New
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      Quote: Lamata
      If I act Lavrov and Zakharova, then besides empty rhetoric, notes and concerns, there is nothing to wait for.

      Please tell me that the press secretary of the Russian Foreign Ministry specifically can do?
      A spokesperson is someone who is responsible for connecting society and the media with their company. It depends on his work what official information will be presented in the media, and what emphasis will be placed in the news materials.

      That specifically can do lavrov?
      Impose sanctions? To declare a war?
      What is it?
      1. Lamata 8 February 2020 13: 09 New
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        Zakh4arova can’t do anything, I agree. and here is the minister
        1. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 17: 01 New
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          Quote: Lamata
          I agree. and here is the minister

          Go on.
          What can the Minister of Foreign Affairs do?
    3. Olis 8 February 2020 09: 54 New
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      Nothing personal is just a business!
      Of the journalists, Solovyov, who has a cottage on Lake Como, Brilev, who has business and real estate in the UK, Kiselev and others, was most concerned.
      Yes, and less well-known journalists do not want their business in Latvia and the EU to be damaged.
      1. carstorm 11 8 February 2020 10: 31 New
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        journalist can not be wealthy and have real estate abroad?) something new)))
      2. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 10: 31 New
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        Quote: Olis
        Soloviev having a summer house on Lake Como

        And what's wrong with that?
        1. Olis 8 February 2020 10: 39 New
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          And what's wrong with that?

          So I don’t see anything bad if the banks of Latvia forbid these wealthy journalists to withdraw money from Russia to the EU ..
          Let Solovyov build a summer house on Lake Baikal!
          1. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 11: 19 New
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            Quote: Olis
            So I don’t see anything bad if the banks of Latvia forbid these wealthy journalists to withdraw money from Russia to the EU ..

            What kind of money does he withdraw?
            The toad is wry that the journalist is rich?
            Should journalists be poor?
            Let Solovyov build a summer house on Lake Baikal!

            But who cares where is anyone giving?
            Did someone tell you where to buy a cottage?
            And why on Baikal, and not for example in the Crimea?
            And the word is what they found, "let." Just as the master allowed.
            1. mikh-korsakov 8 February 2020 14: 18 New
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              It's not that the journalist has a summer cottage, the journalist has the right to have a summer cottage in any corner of the globe. People are outraged that this journalist teaches people how to love their homeland. If a journalist built a summer house on Lake Como, let him tell people about the beauty of Lake Como, and not scream stupidity surrounded by professional Ukrainians
              1. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 17: 04 New
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                Quote: mikh-korsakov
                People are outraged that this journalist teaches people how to love their homeland.

                Does someone make people listen to him?
                I don’t like Kirkorov. I’m not indignant that he doesn’t sing like that?
                1. mikh-korsakov 8 February 2020 19: 25 New
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                  It's not a genre, it's a hack. I understand that in a market economy, it’s indecent to ask where the money came from, they say, they give him so much that there was enough to give to Como, so let it be so. But RT1 is a state-owned company, so there is a difference: if there are still a lot of dur who want to spend their money on singing an aging satyr, then a good satyr could guess the desires of dur. In the case of the owner of the dacha, I, as a former taxpayer, have the right to demand that as soon as he hosts a political talk show and he is given enough for his work to give to the cottage on Como. so that “with the verb burned the hearts of people”, truthfully and accessiblely explain the general line to the people, and not arrange daily vaudevil with professional Ukrainians to the needs of people who, for some reason, hear this for the first time. By the way, on Como there are very steep banks built up by medieval towns, and I wonder where he found a suitable place for a villa there.
                  1. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 19: 34 New
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                    Quote: mikh-korsakov
                    It's not a genre, it's a hack.

                    The fact is that his transmission goes late at night and no one forces you to stay awake and watch
                    they say, they give him so much that enough for a summer house in Como,

                    Actually, the top of indecency in someone else’s pocket is money.
                    Pugacheva’s apartment in America and a cottage in Bulgaria,
                    So what?
                    By the way, on Como there are very steep banks built up by medieval towns, and I wonder where he found a suitable place for a villa there.

                    Yes, I do not care where he has a cottage. Though in Antarctica.
                    A man managed to earn money, well done.
                    Please note, win, don't steal
          2. Piramidon 8 February 2020 12: 37 New
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            Quote: Olis
            Let Solovyov build a summer house on Lake Baikal!

            Is that your order? Then you need to stomp another leg and add - "I command!", "Autocrat" you are our sofa.
      3. Piramidon 8 February 2020 10: 45 New
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        Quote: Olis
        Soloviev having a summer house on Lake Como

        And I have a summer cottage on Lake Kubenskoye, so do you think I am a bad person? request
        1. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 11: 19 New
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          And I have a summer cottage on Lake Kubenskoye, so do you think I am a bad person?

          Aha. Withdraw money from your city
      4. tihonmarine 8 February 2020 10: 50 New
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        Quote: Olis
        Of the journalists, Solovyov, who has a cottage on Lake Como, Brilev, who has business and real estate in the UK, Kiselev and others, was most concerned.

        Well, why don't you yourself, who have nothing, not worry about the fate of the "poor journalists"? Journalists such as Solovyov and others (your words) do not need anyone's protection. Then the question is. And what kind of journalists need protection?
    4. knn54 8 February 2020 09: 58 New
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      How can I answer a country that does not have its own policy?
    5. Finches 8 February 2020 10: 31 New
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      Only Russian tanks on the streets of the Baltic states will stop any negative rhetoric, and I even think that they will change it to the opposite ... laughing
      1. iouris 8 February 2020 13: 36 New
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        Tanks were already in Vilnius. After that, the headquarters of the Baltic Military District in Riga were surrounded by red flags, and the headquarters officers were ordered to enter the headquarters in civilian clothes. By the way, Latvia did not exist before 1918. It was Russia. So which state "does not have complete freedom of action"?
        1. Finches 8 February 2020 13: 44 New
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          Nothing, repetition of obscenities, and we moved to a citizen on the territory of Russia, such times, unfortunately, were! But it somehow smacks of double standards-Abrams in the streets of Riga, this is freedom and justice, and the T-72, totalitarianism and occupation
          1. iouris 8 February 2020 15: 04 New
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            Quote: Finches
            a T-72, totalitarianism and occupation

            T-72 on the streets of Moscow were also.
            1. Finches 8 February 2020 15: 12 New
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              Few were ... Now, if in 91 there were, like 2 years earlier in Tianan Men Square, then there would be another conversation!
  2. Reserve buildbat 8 February 2020 09: 33 New
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    Excuse me, what kind of business can Russia have with Latvia? What do we sell them and why? They have nothing to buy.
    1. Hto tama 8 February 2020 09: 37 New
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      And here, as always, business and nothing personal, money does not smell fellow
      1. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 09: 50 New
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        And here, as always, business and nothing personal, money does not smell

        Which one? Sprats?
        1. Hto tama 8 February 2020 09: 53 New
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          I won’t be surprised if sprats are imported into the Russian Federation Belarusian shrimp laughing drinks
          1. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 10: 32 New
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            Quote: hto tama
            Do not be surprised if sprats are imported

            They don’t buy them for a long time
            1. Hto tama 8 February 2020 10: 39 New
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              Quote: Lipchanin
              Quote: hto tama
              Do not be surprised if sprats are imported

              They don’t buy them for a long time

              But in Russia a lot of Russian sprats appeared, and even the brand name “Crimean Gold” - sprats from Baltic sprats, where there is a guarantee that among all this variety there are no sprats from the Baltic states, I don’t trust our businessmen, where there is money, there is no conscience, there is only a desire to grab more and more angry
              1. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 11: 23 New
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                Quote: hto tama
                , where there is a guarantee that among all this variety there are no sprats from the Baltic states,

                What are we talking about? It seems like about public policy, but not about private business.
                Let others smuggle
                1. Hto tama 8 February 2020 12: 00 New
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                  Quote: Lipchanin
                  Quote: hto tama
                  , where there is a guarantee that among all this variety there are no sprats from the Baltic states,

                  What are we talking about? It seems like about public policy, but not about private business.
                  Let others smuggle

                  But are issues of private business, including counter-gangs, not a part of state policy, including doing business with unfriendly countries? Indeed, our business often spits on the state and society, enriching itself with everything, even human grief. request
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                  2. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 12: 27 New
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                    Quote: hto tama
                    Indeed, our business often spits on the state and society, enriching itself in everything, even on people's grief.

                    Only ours?
                  3. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 12: 30 New
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                    Quote: hto tama
                    But are issues of private business, including counter-gangs, not part of public policy

                    The state has banned the purchase.
                    How it fights smuggling is another matter.
                    Tell how the Germans in trade with us bypass the American and their sanctions?
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              2. Ros 56 8 February 2020 12: 27 New
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                Do not eat sprats and you will be happy. Well enough already because of the bullshit to butt. Tribalts punish themselves, they are only embarrassed to admit it, otherwise how to explain the people’s flight from the country. Of course they knock their heels on their chests, but reality looks different. They don’t look for good from good, especially on the alien side.
    2. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 09: 49 New
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      Excuse me, what kind of business can Russia have with Latvia?

      Yes, almost none. We have already practically strangled her economically. We stop using ports, railway transport tends to zero
    3. Olis 8 February 2020 10: 21 New
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      Excuse me, what kind of business can Russia have with Latvia?

      For many years, Latvian banks have occupied the first place in the withdrawal of money from Russia and their subsequent legalization in the EU.
      And now all of a sudden, some businessmen are being shut down!
      AI-AI-AI !! Let's condemn dear forum users of these independent sprats from Latvia!
      1. carstorm 11 8 February 2020 10: 34 New
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        In June 2014, Latvia signed an agreement on the exchange of tax information with the United States under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), after which they no longer have any positions)
        1. Olis 8 February 2020 10: 45 New
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          since June 2014, nothing has changed, except that now all the information about these operations is known to the US Ministry of Finance and passes under their cover. Banks of Latvia are still engaged in the withdrawal of money from Russia to the EU.
          1. carstorm 11 8 February 2020 10: 46 New
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            think what you like) I just personally know that this is far from the case. to launder money through such banks, only the sick will be on their heads)
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              1. carstorm 11 8 February 2020 11: 00 New
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                these accounts are with journalists for expenses) you know, by law, the media is registered in the country where it works and must open accounts for its employees. they have representational representations. and also operational. It should be so simple. so sarcasm is not a topic at all.
    4. Attsxnumx 8 February 2020 11: 00 New
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      For example, transshipment in Baltic ports, and also specifically in Latvia, a large gas storage (which is used to supply gas to the Leningrad and Pskov regions)
      1. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 11: 26 New
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        For example, transshipment in the Baltic ports,

        Transshipment ends. We are building our ports.
        Not so long ago, the numbers cited how much transshipment fell and how much rail transportation fell
    5. Lamata 8 February 2020 13: 11 New
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      A sprats, cultures, cultures, rest
    6. iouris 8 February 2020 15: 10 New
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      Quote: stock buildbat
      What do we sell them and why?

      "We" do not sell almost anything. Although not - the municipality of Daugavpils (formerly Dvinsk, Borisoglebsk, Dinaburg) bought several trams. “Russian” (private) companies buy transit from the state that was created in the territories that were once bought by Peter the Great from Sweden. The Window to Europe has narrowed to the size of a pipe.
  3. rich 8 February 2020 09: 34 New
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    Moscow will demand an answer for bullying Russian journalists in Latvia

    Not a big but important addition to the title of the article -Journalists and businessmen of the Russian Federation.
    It sounded a little different. Is not it? repeat
    1. Avior 8 February 2020 09: 53 New
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      In fact, there are still nuances in the article
      For example, the
      . owned by journalists associated with the Russian media.

      this "hunt" touched many areas of business, one way or another connected with Russia.

      What as you understand, does not necessarily mean that we are talking about journalists or businessmen of the Russian Federation.
      And since there are no names or examples, you can understand what was meant
      It is a pity that there are articles on the VO for understanding which you must first comb through the Internet. I would like the articles to give all the basic necessary information on the topic
      1. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 11: 28 New
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        And since there are no names or examples,

        Should I list all the journalists?
        And how do you give an example of a blocked bank card?
  4. Chervonny 8 February 2020 09: 36 New
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    . Such actions of banks in Latvia are contrary to the provision of the doctrine of the European Parliament, which allows residents of the European Union to freely use bank accounts,

    If international law doesn’t work in any country, it means, in my opinion, it is necessary to deal with them more harshly, to poison our journalists - to deprive their journalists of accreditation, etc., maybe then they will begin to respect and observe international law.
    1. Hto tama 8 February 2020 09: 48 New
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      Quote: Red
      . Such actions of banks in Latvia are contrary to the provision of the doctrine of the European Parliament, which allows residents of the European Union to freely use bank accounts,

      If international law doesn’t work in any country, it means, in my opinion, it is necessary to deal with them more harshly, to poison our journalists - to deprive their journalists of accreditation, etc., maybe then they will begin to respect and observe international law.

      What international law are we talking about? In relation to the Russian Federation, it (law) has died and stinks angry Russophobia, however, has long become a marketable commodity, especially when the EU cut off the content for the Baltic states and Pshekia. For a long time it is necessary to act firmly and not to breed polites. All connections should be broken, only the consulate and our businessmen should be given a hat for the desire to work with countries that swear Russia am
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      Quote: Red
      to deprive accreditation of their journalists, etc.,

      He meant it
  5. askort154 8 February 2020 09: 58 New
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    The ambassador said that the Russian authorities will not leave these facts unanswered and will act within the framework of international law.

    And where is the "international law" ?! Ambassador, what are you talking about? !
    The building of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was taken away from us in the USA, defiantly dropping our flag and brazenly conducting searches. We don’t even remember about it at the level of “international legislations”. The Ministry of Defense and the military-industrial complex pump the muscles of Russia, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is choking in its verbiage. Learn from the Chinese, they speak little, but convincingly. yes
    1. Sergey Olegovich 8 February 2020 10: 20 New
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      Quote: askort154
      And where is the "international law" ?! Ambassador, what are you talking about? !

      Indeed, we need to do less talking and more business. We need non-symmetrical answers, which everyone is used to and everyone knows that Russia will follow. Action is required to be proactive and from then we will knock out all the crap out of them.
      1. Lipchanin 8 February 2020 10: 34 New
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        Quote: Sergey Olegovich
        Advance Actions Needed

        The first to crush their journalists?
    2. iouris 8 February 2020 15: 21 New
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      Quote: askort154
      The Ministry of Defense and the military-industrial complex pump the muscles of Russia, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is choking in its verbiage.

      What muscles, such and the MID.
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    1. Hto tama 8 February 2020 10: 07 New
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      Fu, how not cultural no
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    1. Alexga 8 February 2020 13: 37 New
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      Here are these Belarusians bastards ..

      Do not bully, Gennady. They still have a lot to rethink. belay
  8. churka 8 February 2020 10: 14 New
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    As usual, everything will be limited only to conversations.
  9. Retvizan 8 8 February 2020 10: 15 New
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    ... "Moscow will require an answer" ...
    Somehow very streamlined.
    What does it mean "require an answer"?
    It might look like this:
    - Are you oppressing Russian journalists?
    - Yes, we are oppressing ...
    And that’s it.))))
  10. Rostislav 8 February 2020 10: 26 New
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    This situation is not only in Latvia. "Concerns" from Lavrov will not change anything. Similar measures should be taken with respect to their press representatives.
    To live with wolves ...
    And ignore the liberal howls, Russia is to blame for them all. They will always find a reason to bark.
  11. mikh-korsakov 8 February 2020 10: 31 New
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    "Moscow will demand an answer for bullying," "the Ambassador said that the Russian authorities will not leave these facts unanswered." This we have already passed many times. Strictly within the framework of international rules they will threaten with a fist and stomp legs. Annoying is not that there is nothing to answer - the construction of domestic ports is a long and costly business, and besides, the hegemon may require Russia to maintain transit - and then sanctions. but this chatter - with these statements the “Baltic tigers” on the shoulders of the hegemon will erase.
  12. Commandant 8 February 2020 11: 04 New
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    The authorities of the Baltic countries should be responsible for the open persecution of Russian journalists and businessmen

    Well, finally, at least some kind of warning ..!
    And then they always express "concern" .. negative
    I remember the Balts came out on the second place in the export of meta color in the 90s .. What was the scale of the looting?
    We all remember and do not hope this time that Ivan will forgive ..
  13. rotmistr60 8 February 2020 11: 22 New
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    The authorities of the Baltic countries must respond ...
    They should have answered yesterday, when they began to pinch the Russian speakers. But for some reason, for a long time, we (the leadership of the country) tried to admonish them, even asking them not to do this. Even then, strict sanctions had to be imposed immediately. Today, the Baltic states are sadly looking at their ports, which have fallen by a third (if not less), and trade that has fallen with Russia, so they continue to rage with rage. Baltic Russophobia can only be eradicated by the methods of 1940.
  14. Vasya Solntsev 8 February 2020 12: 20 New
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    When the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed concern, half of the world walked by itself, while the other pretended to be sleeping ...
  15. rocket757 8 February 2020 12: 45 New
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    Cross out on the map and forget .... It's high time.
    Exclusion zone and all.
  16. iouris 8 February 2020 13: 30 New
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    What is the point of demanding something in a country that "does not have complete freedom of action"?
    What is the ambassador of the Russian Federation doing in a country that "does not have complete freedom of action"?
    It is enough to have one ambassador in one country, which "has complete freedom of action."
  17. lis-ik 8 February 2020 19: 08 New
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    The ambassador said that the Russian authorities will not leave these facts unanswered and will act within the framework of international law

    It would be better to be silent, if he himself doesn’t understand how pathetic this sounds.
  18. GenNick 8 February 2020 20: 33 New
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    Quote: Lamata
    If I act Lavrov and Zakharova, then besides empty rhetoric, notes and concerns, there is nothing to wait for.

    ... but you can still sing / dance the hapaka, but so that they know !!!!
  19. T.Henks 9 February 2020 18: 00 New
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    It's about time. All colormet from Russia have already been exported.