Police officers gathered around Latvia’s Freedom Monument in order to ensure safety and maintain peace during commemorative events dedicated to the Latvian Legion. The number of police officers continued to increase over the course of the day. As previously reported, multiple events were planned to take place at the Freedom Monument – both to commemorate Latvian legionnaires and condemn Nazi war crimes.
The U.S. have blamed Russia in escalating warfare in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Wednesday, January 21, that pro-Kremlin separatists have been carrying out «blatant land grab» over the last week.