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8/11, 11:12 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Latvia designates Russia 'state sponsor of terrorism'

Latvian parliament designated Russia a "state sponsor of terrorism" on Thursday after Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (pictured) called on European Union to do so in July. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova reacted to the decision by calling it "xenophobic."

Earlier this month, Rinkevics also met with Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong earlier this week and urged Canberra to declare Russia a "state sponsor of terrorism."

In April, the Latvian parliament proclaimed that the Russian aggression in Ukraine was genocide and revoked dual citizenship for those who "support war crimes."

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