Latvian President Levits stresses 'united position against Russia'

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The West has to react if Russian forces in Ukraine use chemical weapons against civilians, said President Egils Levits in an interview on Latvian Television March 11.

He did not point to any particular reaction but said that the "West must have a united position against Russia", and that the unity has already been demonstrated by the rapid pace of adopting sanctions, assistance with arms, and the decision to launch Ukraine's accession process in the European Union. “It might have been a little slower than we wanted, but this is unity,” the president said.

Levitts also talked about Latvia's unity at this time. He said there were people who had long been in the Russian information room and compared it to being in a sect that was difficult to access. It should be monitored that these people do not further disseminate their views, said Levits.

“Everything needs to be done so that the stories of the Russian lies are dispelled,” the President said, adding that it was best achieved by acquaintances and friends who should be actively speaking about war.

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