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Polish president says ready to rebuild 'iron curtain' to keep Russia away

Anadolu Agency 02 Feb 2023
"I am prepared for the iron curtain to be rebuilt, if I have to deal with an aggressive state across the eastern border that wants to kill its neighbors, take their lands and take their freedom," Andrzej Duda told reporters in Latvia's capital Riga where he held talks with his Latvian counterpart Egils Levits ... .

Russia summons Latvian diplomat over Riga’s decision to downgrade diplomatic ties

Anadolu Agency 27 Jan 2023
Russia on Friday summoned Latvia's charge d'affaires in the country over Riga's decision to downgrade diplomatic ties with Moscow ... "Charge d'Affaires of Latvia (Dace Rutka) has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry in connection with the decision of the authorities of this country to lower the level of Russian-Latvian diplomatic relations.".

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 335

Al Jazeera 24 Jan 2023
Here is the situation as it stands on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. Fighting. ... Military. ... Diplomacy. ... Latvia’s foreign minister said he told Russia’s ambassador in its capital Riga to leave the country by February 24 in a decision taken in solidarity with Estonia ... .

Chronicle briefs for Jan. 20, 2023

The Spokesman-Review 21 Jan 2023
RIGA, LatviaThe Kremlin on Friday declined to comment on the recent installation of air defense systems in multiple locations in and around Moscow, as Russia seeks to close gaps in its defenses, apparently fearful that Ukraine could launch an audacious and humiliating attack on the Russian capital.

M83 tell us about new album ‘Fantasy’: “I just want the world to forget about me”

NME 10 Jan 2023
M83 have announced new album ‘Fantasy’ and shared its first single ‘Oceans Niagara’. Check it out below along with our interview with frontman Anthony Gonzalez. The Paris-via-Los Angeles project’s ninth album is due out on March 17 via their own Other Suns label ... 1’ ... He added ... 1 ... 20 – Guadalajara, MX – Corona Capital GDL ... 7 – Latvia, Sigulda Castle.

52 weekends away for 2023 – a travel adventure for every weekend this year

Irish Independent 07 Jan 2023
– February 11-13 Neighbouring Bergamo and Brescia unite as Italy’s first joint Capital of Culture this year ... This Baltic state is bordered by Latvia, Belarus and Poland, and its atmospheric capital, Vilnius, is accessible via direct flights from Dublin.

Moscow asks UN to intervene in journalist’s prosecution in EU country

Russia Today 06 Jan 2023
The allegations against Sputnik’s Marat Kasem in Latvia are “absurd,” officials claim. Latvia’s arrest of Marat Kasem, a journalist working for the Russian ... The editor-in-chief of Sputnik’s Lithuanian branch, Kasem was detained in Riga, the capital of neighboring Latvia.

Why Belarus is backing Russia in its war in Ukraine

Stars and Stripes 30 Dec 2022
1 ... Belarus's southern territory extends close to Kyiv, which made it a useful base for Russian troops in their failed attempt to quickly capture the Ukrainian capital early in the conflict. Belarus borders on Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, all members of the western NATO military alliance, ensuring its strategic importance for Moscow ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... .

5 destinations on Team Stylist’s travel wishlist for 2023

Stylist 26 Dec 2022
Latvia. Travel 2023. Latvia. “I’m going to Latvia in 2023 to run the Riga marathon. I don’t know much about Latvia but I’m keen to explore more of Eastern Europe. I’ve only done Russia and Poland, so it’ll be interesting to see how Latvia compares. As for Riga, what better way to see every part of a capital city than to run 26.2 miles of it?” ... Poland ... 1 ... 2.

Latvia's solstice rite shows Christmas tree's fiery origins

The Manila Times 24 Dec 2022
RIGA ... After dragging a tree trunk by a rope through the streets of Latvia's capital, the wild-looking bunch then put it on a bonfire ... By ancient custom, everyone in Latvia today is entitled to cut down their own fir tree for Christmas in state forests, which cover approximately one-third of the country's territory ... ....

Presidents of Joint Expeditionary Force countries to talk about Russia-Ukraine conflict

MENA FN 20 Dec 2022
(MENAFN) The presidents of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) member states are preparing to gather on Monday in Riga, the capital of Latvia, to talk about Russia–s conflict on Ukraine and ... .

Putin: No plan to absorb Belarus

The Manila Times 20 Dec 2022
Putin flew into the capital Minsk with his defense and foreign ministers in tow, hours after Russian forces launched a swarm of attack drones at critical infrastructure in Kyiv, which caused emergency blackouts in a dozen regions ... And our task now is to accelerate it," he told the leaders assembled in Latvia's capital Riga.

Leaders of Joint Expeditionary Force nations to discuss Russia-Ukraine war

Anadolu Agency 19 Dec 2022
The leaders of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) member states are set to meet on Monday in Riga, the capital of Latvia, to discuss Russia’s war on Ukraine and “consequent changes in the security climate in the North Atlantic, Baltic Sea and the High North regions," a Latvian government statement said.

Zelenskyy outlines military needs as support-giving nations meet in Riga

La Prensa Latina 19 Dec 2022
Winter is now a really crucial time,” the Ukrainian leader told members of the JEF gathered in the Latvian capital. Founded in 2015, the format brings together Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, ... He asked both Latvia’s prime minister Krišjānis Kariņš and Estonian prime ...

Ukrainian president urges UK Joint Expeditionary Force members to keep supporting Kyiv

Anadolu Agency 19 Dec 2022
... only preserve the existing dynamics on the battlefield in Ukraine, but also accelerate the movement of our Defense Forces to victory," Zelenskyy told the leaders of JEF member countries at a summit in Riga, Latvia's capital, according to a statement by the Ukrainian presidency.

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