The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Latvia expressed surprise and did not see a deployed motivation in the decision of the authorities of Riga to ban the photo exhibition " citizens of the Maidan ", said a spokesman for the Ministry of foreign Affairs Raimonds Jansons.
He explained that, in the opinion of the MFA, the exhibition reflects the events in Kiev in 2014, and the decision of the city authorities to deprive the people of Latvia and Riga, as well as their guests the opportunity to get an idea About what was happening in the capital of Ukraine.
"Recognizing the competence of the Riga city Council in this matter, the foreign Ministry expresses regret that the conclusion About the stop of a permit to the organizers of the exposition was made in haste, without assessing all the circumstances of the case," said Jansons, reports Delfi. On the first day of the week, the Executive Director of Riga Juris Radzevich has signed a document About a ban of holding in the capital of Latvia exhibition " citizens square ". Remember, the scandalous exhibition of "citizens square" in Riga was completely destroyed on the night of October eleven. However in the afternoon the exhibition resumed its work. Then Facebook began to gain popularity, the group " Bandera, get out of Latvia ", in which promulgated a requirement for authorities "to expel from Latvia won" the organizers of the exhibition. On 9 October the Mayor of Riga nil Ushakov sent to law enforcement agencies request to the security test phrase organizer of the exhibition " citizens of the Maidan ", which has made the initiative of all Russian-speaking residents of Latvia to take in the Siberia " cattle cars ". On 6 October the photo exhibition " citizens of the Maidan ", which took place at the building of the government of Latvia, was foiled. As can be seen from the on the Internet video, the man in the mask turned two posters and tore down the flag is prohibited in the Russian Federation extremist organization "Right sector*" and later cut it with a knife. On 8 October, the Ministers of law and order tied 2 suspects in the defeat exposure. The organizers of the exposition considered the harm caused to 25-30 thousand Euros. The press-Secretary of popolizio That Sadowski of Latvia said that the Exposition has crushed an unidentified person, law enforcement agencies opened a criminal case under the criminal code. The organizers of the exhibition believe Like you could be a part of the residence of the Ambassador of Russia in Latvia, However, these conjectures were not confirmed.
* Organization, which the court accepted entered into legal force of the conclusion About destruction or ban the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law "On countering extremist activity"