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Āboltiņa: there is no place for Harmony Centre in the government

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUBecause of the unstable situation in Ukraine and Harmony Centre’s unclear position on those events, this political power has no place in the government, believes Saeima speaker Solvita Āboltiņa.

In her interview to Latvijas radio, Āboltiņa noted that the protest act organized by Latvian pensioners to take place at the Latvian parliament’s building March 13th will not be carried out on time.

‘This is not about having Russian speakers in the government. We see the reaction of HC politicians. HC is unable to accurately assess the breach of international law in Ukraine,’ – she says.

She admits that she was initially supportive of harmony Centre after the 10th Saeima elections. But after the 11th Saeima elections, she changed her mind. It is because of HC’s attitude to events in Ukraine the Saeima speaker believes this political power has no place in the government.

The Saeima speaker added that Russia’s intentions on invading Ukraine are the same as the intentions of invading Latvia n 1940 – finding an appropriate reason is followed up by an invasion.

Furthermore, according to the Saeima speaker, now is not the best time for a pensioners’ protest act, especially considering that March 16th is not that far away.

As previously reported, this Monday, March 3rd, there will be a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers. According to unofficial information, ministers expect long and complicated talks, because the EU is divided in its opinion on how to react to Russia and how to support Ukraine.

As previously reported, following the approval of the Federation’s Council to allow Russia to deploy military forces in Ukraine, the Ukrainian military remains on high alert. Acting President of Ukraine Aleksandr Turchinov has ordered strict border control measures to be introduced to airports, nuclear power plants and other strategic locations.

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