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8/14, 1:01 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Latvia calls for withdrawal of residency, visas for Russians

Latvian President Egils Levits (pictured) said Sunday the country should revoke residence permits and visas for Russians who support the war against Ukraine.

"The trading of residency permits by previous governments, their unjustified generosity in issuing residency permits to Russian citizens, which hid only the self-interest of some political businessmen, created security risks and contributed to bilingualism," Levits claimed.

Levits further mentioned Latvia supports the demands of Estonia, Finland, and the Czech Republic to stop issuing tourist visas to Russians. The Latvian president added that such a decision should be taken at the European level.

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