Kyiv. September 27. UNN. The Latvian government has declared a state of emergency on the border with Russia due to the mobilization. It will be effective from September 28 and will last three months. This is reported on to place government, transfers UNN.
The government has indicated that such a situation will apply in the Aluksne, Balv and Ludzen districts of the country. The state of emergency also applies to ports, airports, border crossing points and railways.
Latvian authorities are closing the Pededze border post to reduce the flow of Russians. Latvia’s National Border Service has been ordered to increase surveillance of Russians crossing the border.
Earlier, Latvia decided not to issue humanitarian visas to Russians who wish to avoid mobilization or to let them cross the border if they already have a Schengen visa. The country’s foreign ministry explained this as “security considerations”.
Since September 19, the Baltic countries, including Latvia, have closed their borders to citizens of the Russian Federation with Schengen visas. The issuance of humanitarian visas, which are issued in particular to people at risk of persecution, will continue.
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In the meantime, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland is following Bulgaria recommended its citizens to leave Russia and refrain from visiting the country.