LATVIA – Minister of Foreign Affairs
Rinkiewich: «We will reduce and not extend residence permits that have been obtained through investments as well as other programmes» (TV channel «Current Time», 21 October 2022).
Rinkiewich: «You know, I am not convinced by the argument that in Russia the situation is clamped down so that no one can take to the streets. If it is a hundred, two hundred or maximum thousand citizens, then yes.
But right now, according to our data, tens of thousands of citizens are leaving. And I think: why should we accept them? Is is also a question of security for us.
These people are not against the war that Russia is conducting in Ukraine, they are against mobilization and it is a big difference. If they think that is unacceptable what is happening in Russia now, then oppose the Russian authorities» (TV channel «Current Time», 21 October 2022).