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Putin’s spokesperson discusses possibility of coup d'état in Latvia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDuring a discussion with BBC about the crisis in Ukraine and its impact on relations between the West and Moscow, Vladimir Putin’s Press-representative Dmitry Peskov discussed a theoretical possibility of a coup d’état in Latvia.

Peskov mentioned that the coup d’état in Ukraine had been «orchestrated and immediately supported by known western countries». Following this turn of events, he said, Russia could no longer remain neutral. «This does not mean we want a Cold War. We only want our counterparts to understand: we have our red lines. We hope everyone will understand where our red lines are».

To this statement by Peskov the BBC reported replied with a question, saying that «western countries also have red lines. For instance, Latvia is very worried that what’s happened in Ukraine will happen in Latvia. That Russian-born people will start to rise up against the government of Latvia. Is that possible?»

«Well I would be ready to share their worries. What if someone orchestrates a coup d’état in Latvia, and then Brussels acknowledges this coup d’état just like that [like Ukraine]. That would be quite dangerous,» – said Peskov. «If a coup d’état is orchestrated and if they just accept the new power, that would be a great danger for Latvia. Because once we created a precedent of a military take-over in the heart of Europe and once we created a precedent for accepting it as an official pass of power – that’s a great danger for the whole continent. And every country should be very careful. Every country should protect its own interests not to allow this to happen.»

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  1. Mike Walsh says:

    This is bizarre. So, Peskov is saying “Because once we created a precedent of a military take-over in the heart of Europe and once we created a precedent for accepting it as an official pass of power – that’s a great danger for the whole continent” about the events in Ukraine BEFORE Russia stole Crimea?

    This article isn’t about the dangerous after-effects of Russia’s actions? Is this man really that short-sighted? Does he really not know what he’s just said?

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    • Anonymous says:

      pretty sure when he says ‘we’ he means the international community

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    • Nemjee says:

      What’s the big deal? The United States and the European Union helped the Albanians in stealing Kosovo from Serbia. That’s even worse than Russia claiming back its historic territory which was taken away from it during the Khrushchev era.

      But as with anything, you Westerners have a fantastic selective memory. ;)

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      • Linda says:

        Kosovo’s choice to split from Serbia. Serbia began the war in the former Yugoslavian federation of states by land-grab and ethnic cleansing.

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  2. Brian says:

    I have read this article several times, and I am still not sure what he means.

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  3. Linda says:

    Oh what a surprise coup in Latvia. Russia having failed elsewhere is picking on another small state. BULLY.

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