In a press release he states he will send his lawyer Imma Jansone to present his case instead.
He claims to have left Latvia on December 9 upon escalation of the situation in Donbas region of Ukraine, which he called an “anti-national junta” against which he is currently “taking part in the war” with the ‘Lugansk people’s republic’ army.
Earlier he had warned of his return to defend his case in court.
In his statement he laments Latvia’s transformation from a “rich, growing international republic free of interethnic conflict” into a “poor banana republic”. He goes on to accuse the governing elite of being based on “zoological Russophobia and extreme anti-communism” because of the ban against totalitarian symbolism as all but a serious anti-national hate-crime.
Therefore he writes Latvia’s government has no moral right to judge or persecute him or his compatriots among eastern Ukraine’s separatist ranks.
Aijo announced that he is serving in the motorized infantryman’s brigade in the Pervomaysk region and claimed to have witnessed Ukrainian shelling of civilian areas.