Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics drew parallels between the beginning of World War II in Europe on the anniversary of Hitler’s attack on Poland and the war of the russia against Ukraine. Rinkevics tweeted about this.
“83 years ago, Nazi Germany invaded Poland and the USSR subsequently joined it. This was made possible by the aggressor’s policy of appeasement and the agreement between Stalin and Hitler, which was the trigger for the war. Unfortunately, history is repeating itself. Now that Ukraine continues to fight the aggressor, we must continue to support it,” he stressed.
It is known that Latvia is one of the EU countries supporting visa restrictions for all russian citizens.
Edgars Rinkevics notes in his arguments that for the last 30 years russians could travel to Europe, but it didn’t change them and russia eventually became the state as it is now.
On 31 August, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland said they would impose visa restrictions on russians regardless of the EU’s decision. The countries also demanded that the European Commission initiate visa measures that would drastically reduce the flow of russian citizens coming to the European Union and Schengen area.