Reminder issued about 72-hour crisis advice booklet

The Latvian Ministry of Defense is reminding members of the public of the existence of its booklet "What to do in case of a crisis" which is designed to give advice on how to handle a sudden and serious deterioration in the civil security situation.

As previously reported by LSM back in 2020 when it first appeared, the 15-page brochure, published in English, Latvian, Russian on the sargs.lv website, (a Braille version has also been produced) maps out preparation measures and steps every Latvian resident should follow in response to crisis-related power outages, interruptions in internet and communication services or closure of shops, fuel stations, and ATMs as a result of disaster, pandemic or military operations.

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The brochure was created by the Defense Ministry and Latvia's State Emergency Medical Service, Fire and Rescue Service and Border Guard.

While it includes practical information, such as a crisis check-list and instructions for preparing an emergency bag, a salient part of the brochure is the section dedicated to military threats, stating firmly that Latvian armed forces would not surrender in case of military invasion. "Any information about surrender or non-resistance is fake news," the brochure reads.

It likewise encourages relocating to army-controlled territory and resisting the enemy in the event Latvian territory is occupied. We've attached a PDF to this story, too, which you can download and read at your leisure.

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