Memorial to liberators of Riga can be toppled in Latvia

02.03.2020, Riga.

The General Secretary of the National Assembly of Latvia Raivis Zeltīts in an interview to Neatkarīgā suggested that the memorial to the liberators of Riga must be toppled.

Zeltīts is inspired with the coming early elections to the Riga municipal council, and he hopes that the political party he is leading will win and take power forever.

At the same time, the politician avoids discussing any economic problems of the city, addressing only ideological issues. Zeltīts’s greatest wish is to topple the Victory Memorial established in Riga in 1985 to commemorate the Soviet soldiers who liberated Riga from fascists.

“The issue of the occupants’ victory memorial becomes urgent, and it has to be resolved. We must get rid of the remains of the occupation period, and this should have been done back in 1990s,” the National Assembly secretary said.

In addition, the Latvian politician accused Russia of expansionist intentions against Ukraine, Georgia, the Baltic States, and Poland. He also expressed disappointment with the fact that Russia emphasizes its contribution to the struggle against fascism.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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