Moscow will give a proper response to the decision of the Latvian Parliament to declare Russia a “sponsor of terrorism,” Sergei Tsekov, member of the Federation Council from Crimea, said.
The senator admitted that the retaliatory measures of the Russian leadership against the authorities of Riga would be of an economic nature, reports “Politics today“.
“Such a decision of the Latvian Seimas simply goes beyond all limits. I think Russia will take retaliatory measures pointing Latvia to its place, and these measures will be painful for it,” Tsekov noted.
EADaily reported that on August 11, the Latvian Seimas adopted a statement in which it recognizes the actions of the Russian military in Ukraine as terrorism, “and Russia as a country sponsoring terrorism.” Parliament also urged the EU countries to immediately suspend the issuance of visas to Russians. The decision of the Saeima of Latvia, as stated by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova“based on animal xenophobia” and does not rely on any texture.