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Lembergs supports Crimea’s decision to join Russia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn Aivars Lembergs’ humble opinion the fact that Russia is eleven times larger than USA and the fact that Russia is Latvia’s third largest trade partner is reason enough for Latvia to keep quiet and not ‘tell Russia how to live properly’.

In his warning about the possibility of war and financial drought, the wealthiest citizen of Ventspils supports Russia’s actions. He does not see anything controversial in recent actions and decisions made by Russia.

In his interview to Ventas Balss Lembergs notes that Crimea is lucky to be taken under someone’s wing. He also mentions several examples as to who would not be interested in Latvia (according to him, Latvia would be taken in by neither Sweden nor USA, which already has too many Mexicans).

Lembergs also believes Latvians were in charge of their land in the beginning of the ‘90s. Now, on the other hand, he says no one takes into account what Latvians want, because there are specific regulations that need to be followed, multiple rules from NATO, the EU and USA (nothing is said about financial assistance and fund money). ‘We don’t even have Lat with us any-more!’ – he adds.

While Mr Lembergs is so worried about the introduction of euro, even though the majority of Latvia’s population had made their choice about it when voting in favour of joining the European Union, he does not seem worried at all about the referendum in Crimea, saying that ‘the people have spoken’.

He believes the poor life conditions are to blame. He says the people would not have chosen to join Russia if their life conditions were not so poor. It should be said that Lembergs does not mention the quality of life in Russia and does not draw parallel lines if this could potentially cause some area in Russia to separate from the country.

He says people who have a different opinion are being oppressed in Ukraine, as are Russians and Jews. ‘People are beaten up there. They are!’ – says the man who stands accused in court in the UK and Latvia and is one of the wealthiest people in Latvia.

This kind of submissive and pro-Kremlin opinion is expressed by Lembergs not for the first time. Lembergs had previously advised Latvia to remain quiet and not get involved in the crisis in Ukraine. Unlike ex-president Vaira Vike Freiberga, who condemned western authorities for their ‘cowardly’ reaction to the conflict in Ukraine, Lembergs believes Latvia is trying to involve itself too deeply in this matter.

Lembergs also has a very different opinion in regard to NATO presence in Latvia. He said in his interview that the introduction of NATO forces can be interpreted as a military occupation, similar to that carried out by the Soviet Union in 1940 with the blessing of then the head of the state Karlis Ulmanis, LETA reports.

According to the ex-president, Baltic States have to understand that NATO membership is not just putting up a flag in Brussels and the member state. ‘We have to invest in our security and request from our partners, as we have done in the last several years, to develop a territorial defence plan for all three Baltic States,’ – said Vaira Vike Freiberga.


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  1. Piotr says:

    this guy is a total twit! he should be behind bars! who would want to listen to this jerk!

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  2. Ilmars says:

    Why did Berzins call for Lemsbergs political party (UFG) to be included in government ?
    Why was Lemsbergs sitting next to Straujuma the day after Berzins appointed her Prime Minister ?
    This is a rotten corrupt government being run by russian stooges.
    If russian tanks were ever to roll into Latvia again ,heaven forbid , then cheering them on would be Lemsbergs , Berzins , Straujuma and the rest of the crooked politicians on Lemsbergs payroll .

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