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Unity calls not to react to provocations and protest act against the sale of Citadele Bank

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU«Political fragmentation and clashing opinions we have considered to be an integral part of the political environment in Latvia tend to grow into open lies, aggressive propaganda and political manipulation of society. Such blind seeking of political capital has become a threat to our national security,» – says Saeima speaker Solvita Aboltina.

«Events in Ukraine teach us to unite and not give in to provocations, because a country’s internal weakness can be easily exploited by external enemies. Politicians who currently encourage society to take part in protests have no intention to serve interests of the state and society. They do not think that these rude provocations can have an impact on our country’s internal stability and external security,» – notes Aboltina.

She notes: «The campaign aimed against the selling of Citadele Bank to a serious American investor has other interests, which are likely linked to financially and ideologically to Russian business and political ambitions in Latvia and the region. This is why we call not to become an instrument in the hands of politicians to whom Latvia’s freedom is an empty set of words. We urge residents not to participate in the protest act at Dome Square organized by the pocket trade union of Riga City Council».

According to Aboltina, it is clear what methods are employed by Latvia’s eastern neighbour in measures aimed to combat political competitors. Politics of this kind may be Harmony’s goal if it ever comes into power.

«A lot of time and effort have been invested to make our country one of the leaders in economic growth in Latvia. No one has the right to force to refuse what we have accomplished. No one has the right to threaten our accomplishments. I know – our society is clever. Our people know how to properly analyse events, claims and actions of politicians, understand causes and intentions and not allow themselves to be manipulated. Our people know not to give in to provocations. Our people know how to carry responsibility for Latvia,» – says Aboltina.

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