The former Mayor of Riga nil Ushakov, who is running for the European Parliament, tried to persuade to mend relations With Russia and to prepare for the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions, writes Sputnik Latvia.
He told me that in the Riga city Council often were discussions about how we should build relations With Russia, and why Latvian politicians do not have the opportunity to travel to the capital of Russia at the Symposium, while politicians from different European countries often come to the Russian Federation at various events.
in His vision, Latvia should follow the example of Germany, which maintains active contacts With Russia, but also takes a firm stance on the issue of punishment.
"in my opinion, it is necessary to look at how behave the same Germans. On the one hand, they have a firm stance on many issues, including a non - self cooperate. You have to understand that sooner or later the time will come when mutual punishment will end, for this reason, it is necessary to think about how we build relationships, " - said Ushakov.
The ex-mayor of Riga has noticed that Latvia are threatening nationalists who spread illusions and fears about Russia, besides, such sentiments exist in all European countries.
before the head of the Ministry of regional development of Latvia Juris puce has signed a decree according to which Ushakov was otsenen execution of the official duties of the mayor of Riga. He is suspected of inappropriate use, more than 18 million euros of public money. Ushakov is the leader of the party " Consent ", which supports Russian-speaking residents of Latvia.
Ushakov called his suspension illegal. Mayor of Riga He has held Since 2009. In connection with the entry of the order of the Minister in force Ushakov ordinary becomes the Deputy of the Riga city Council. Acting mayor at the time of His suspension takes the Deputy mayor Oleg Burov.