The girl is safe and sound at home, but her mother has been taken to a medical facility. Latvian Television (LTV) had reported that both have previously stayed in Belarus.
The VP stated that a criminal proceeding has been initiated in connection with the incident according to several articles of the Criminal Law. LTV states that this includes illegal border crossing.
"The consular department involved the Consulate General of Belarus in Daugavpils in order to return the child home," stated the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diāna Eglīte.
The Ministry is calling what happened a successful operation to bring the girl back home, while the mother stayed in Belarus. Ižika, born in 1984, disappeared with her daughter on October 2 of this year in Robežnieku Parish, Krāslava County.
It is known that the child was in the care of another person, but no further information was provided.