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Ushakov: Harmony Center fears de-occupation coming to light again

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Harmony Center leader Nil Ushakov

One of the reasons why the association Harmony Center is concerned with how to name events of 1940 is natural fear that certain politic forces could bring de-occupation to light again, says Nil Usakov, Harmony Center’s candidate for Prime Minister post.

“We see that the popularity of the national association is growing and I believe it will have more seats in the next Parliament. The possibility it could even form part of the government was seriously considered a year ago. What I have called a marginal power was actually offered to make up the government. So we are, of course, concerned,” he says.

Harmony Center leader stresses this is exactly why it is that important to say that the Soviet regime ended when the then-Russian Federation’s army left the country. This means all people who stayed here and who have a legal status, be it citizen or non-citizen, cannot be deprived of it. It is an important step to further consider creating a consolidated society,” the politician says.

Ushakov adds no party has the right to press them to name 1940 events in one or another way.

“However, I have said already many, many times that there is no doubt Latvia was forcibly annexed by the Soviet Union and it was followed by brutal Stalinist regime crimes against Latvia and its people,” he says.


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