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Ukrainian Congress requests banning Zhdanok’s Latvian Russians Union

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe Congress of Latvian Ukrainians plans to turn to Justice Minister Baiba Broka with a request to ban the activities of Tatyana Zhdanok’s political organization Latvian Russians union in the Republic of Latvia.

In its application, the Congress of Latvian Ukrainians notes that the Justice Minister has the right to take over authority of the Enterprise register in accordance with Section 37 of the State Administration Structure Law. The application also references some of the statements by Tatyana Zhdanok that are allegedly opposed to the independence of Latvia.

‘Events have transpired on the territory of Crimea that are aimed against independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Latvia. In addition to that, Tatyana Zhdanok has participated in events in the Russian Federation organized by an organization that is interested in restoring USSR, which breaches the rights of the Republic of Latvia for territorial integrity. This organization also supports Russia’s armed aggression in Ukraine and the illegal occupation of Crimea,’ – as mentioned in the application of the Ukrainian Congress.

MEP Kārlis Šadurskis has also turned to Baiba Broka with a request to halt the allegedly illegal activities of the Latvian Russians Union and have all activities of this organization halted for six months.

As the deputy noted, if the party does not comply with the court’s ruling, it will be necessary to turn to the court with a plea to ban all of the party’s activities in Latvia.

‘There are clear reasons to believe Co-Chairwoman of the Latvian Russians Union Tatyana Zhdanok regularly performs activities aimed at weakening Latvia’s democratic structure and actual independence,’ – noted Šadurskis. He believes Zhdanok’s activities and visits to foreign countries can be linked with interests of Kremlin and support of growing influence of the latter in republics of the former USSR. This is apparently demonstrated by recent visits to Ukraine and Moldova. Šadurskis believes the goal of these visits was to provoke the division of societies there and encourage internal conflicts there.

His application has also been submitted to the Prosecutor General’s Office.

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  1. mike walsh says:

    Not nice behaviour and should be banned. There is a clear distinction between organisationally defending the interests of one’s ethnicity, in the case Russian and working towards the dissolution of the host country’s. Something I wish the Americans would remember too.

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