As usual, May 9 also marks Europe Day, the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of May 9, 1950.
Flags at half-staff today in #Latvia as we mourn all Ukrainians who have perished during Russian agression against #Ukraine— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) May 9, 2022
We send the warmth of our hearts to mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, daughters and sons who lost their loved ones
We shall prevail 🇱🇻🌻🇺🇦
This year, a solidarity and commemoration flashmob is also being arranged. At 12:00 and at 19:55 everyone is invited to hold a moment of silence for the people of Ukraine, which will also be broadcast on LTV, ReTV and TV24, then open the windows and play the national anthems of Latvia and of Ukraine. The flashmob is hashtagged on social media as #ieelpobrīvību (inhale freedom).
#ieelpobrīvību akcija jau rīt! ❗️Pulksten 12.00 un 19.55.❗️— Mārtiņš Staķis (@MStakis) May 8, 2022
Šajos laikos ieslēgsim LTV1, Re-TV vai TV24, atvērsim logu – mājās vai darbā veltīsim klusuma mirkli Ukrainai. Un, atskaņojot Latvijas un Ukrainas himnu, ieelposim brīvību!
It is prohibited to organize public entertainment events and celebrations, as well as to shoot fireworks even in private territory.
The State Security Service has asked residents not to visit Soviet occupation-glorifying monuments. State Police will be on the lookout for people carrying Russian symbols, like the flag or George ribbon.