Latvia shuts down Russian Crimea annexation exhibition

After an objection by the Ukrainian Embassy in Latvia, an exhibition on the fifth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea organized by the Russian Consulate General in Daugavpils has been shut down, the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform reports, citing the Ukrainian Embassy in Riga.

“The Ukrainian Embassy expresses its gratitude to the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its objective appraisal and rapid response to the situation with the provocative exhibition by the Russian Consulate General in Daugavpils. The shutting down of the propagandist exhibition, which was misleading residents of Daugavpils about the developments in Crimea, once again shows that, despite all the Kremlin’s efforts, the policy of non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea in Latvia remains unwavering,” the Ukrainian Embassy stated.

The Ukrainian Embassy said that it considers the exhibition yet another propagandist event to justify Russia’s annexation of Crimea “because the exhibition contains a number of well-known fakes about developments on the Ukrainian peninsula, and is an attempt to impose the Russian view of the developments that the entire world has considered criminal”.

  Latvia, Russia, Crimea, Riga, Europe