Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
Prominent Russian adventurer Konyukhov to take samples from Mariana Trench floorSociety & Culture January 20, 19:15
Gazprom CEO says North Stream-2 pipeline proves relevanceBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:10
More survivors found in avalanche-hit Italian hotel — mediaWorld January 20, 18:48
Donald Trump takes office as 45th US PresidentWorld January 20, 18:21
RIGA, September 7. /TASS/. The situation with the transit of cargo remains the most painful economic issue on the bilateral agenda, Riga mayor Nil Ushakov told TASS in an exclusive interview on Monday. "The transit is critically important for the economy of Riga and Latvia," he said.
"We are very concerned over everything linked with the transit and with Riga’s free port where a total of 20,000 people are working, and 8,000 people are employed in the railway. We hope that no transit restrictions will be introduced. We’d like to hope," Ushakov added.
In mid-August, acting chairman of the board of the Latvian Railways company (Latvijas Dzelzcels) Aivars Straksas said that the transit of Russian cargoes through Latvia might be restricted for two months because of the repair of rail tracks on the Russian side. Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss later said after negotiations with Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov that all economic obligations on the Russian transit remained in force.