Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Latvia says it won’t recognize Russia’s sham referendums in Ukraine

Latvia says it won’t recognize Russia’s sham referendums in Ukraine

The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said it will not recognize the results of Russia’s illegal referendums in Ukraine as well as its annexation attempt, emphasizing a clear violation of the UN Charter and other norms of international law that restrict such actions.

On September 30, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs during an interview with UkrInform said that he believes Russia’s threats of using tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine if the Ukrainian Army tries to liberate annexed territories are primarily “blackmail.” According to Rinkēvičs, Russia is aware that nuclear attack will become a point of no return but still is threatening Ukraine after achieving no success in battles.

Also, the Latvian foreign minister noted that the world must be prepared for various turns of events. In the West, the issue of response to Russia’s nuclear threats is now being discussed. “But at this stage, I can’t dwell into any details because this issue is still being discussed at a level that’s not yet public.”

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts