Delfi: ruling parties in Latvia supported amendments allowing the demolition of a Soviet monument
The coalition of Latvia’s ruling parties has decided to support amendments to the law to remove legal obstacles to the demolition of the monument to the soldiers of the Soviet army in Riga’s Victory Park. About it writes the Delfi edition, RIA Novosti reports.
According to the Latvian edition, the amendments will be adopted on Thursday, May 12. National bloc leader Raivis Dzintars said that after removing all legislative obstacles, the ruling coalition is counting on the political determination and courage of the Riga City Council to finally resolve this issue. He also added that the bill would allow local authorities to make similar decisions on the demolition of Soviet monuments.
It is noted that before that, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Seimas of Latvia decided to prepare and submit to the Parliament a bill suspending the operation of the article of the agreement with Russia on the protection of monuments to Soviet soldiers. The demolition of Soviet monuments directly contradicts this document.
Earlier it was reported that residents of Latvia were advised not to visit war memorials on May 9. According to the Latvian National News Agency LETA, this call was made by the State Security Service of the country.