Danger at the border: Latvia closes two border crossings to Russia

In response to Russia’s decision to further restrict the entry of Ukrainian citizens, Latvia will temporarily close two border crossings to Russia.

According to n-tv.de, the government has decided to close the Pededze and Vientuli control points indefinitely. The State Chancellery announced that this is to prevent a “possible threat to public order and national security.” Previously, entry to Russia from Latvia was possible through seven crossings, as well as from Estonia, Finland, and Norway. Ukrainians mostly used these crossings to continue traveling to their hometowns occupied by Moscow.

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Image: Kremlin.ru, Putin at military exercises (2022) 02., CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (no changes made)

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