Nord Stream 2 financing model to be ready by year end - OMVBusiness & Economy February 24, 13:44
Churkin left bright mark in history of Russian diplomacy, Lavrov saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 12:20
Cargo spacecraft docks ISS in automatic modeScience & Space February 24, 11:58
Belarus to present to European Commission report on NPP stress tests' results - ministryBusiness & Economy February 24, 11:36
Funeral ceremony for UN Ambassador Vitaly ChurkinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 10:35
Moscow appoints acting permanent representative to UN after Vitaly Churkin’s deathRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 8:25
Pentagon wants more senior-level talks with Russia on security of flights in Syria — mediaWorld February 24, 8:15
IAAF approves application of three Russians to compete as neutral athletesSport February 24, 1:43
US lawmakers present no evidence of Russia’s interference in US election - Russian MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:42
SOCHI, May 12. /TASS/. The Kremlin agrees with the call of Russian Ambassador in Riga Alexander Veshnyakov not to demonize Russia and does not regard it as interference in Latvia’s internal affairs, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Thursday, commenting on summoning of Veshnyakov to the Latvian Foreign Ministry.
"As far as I know, our ambassador has called not to demonize Russia. We can only join this call," the Kremlin official said. According to Peskov, the ambassador’s words can hardly be assessed as any kind of interference in internal affairs and in general, they can hardly be assessed as inconsistent with the diplomatic status."
"Therefore, any demarches in this case against us are hard to explain," the Kremlin official said.
The Russian Embassy in Riga said earlier that Veshnyakov was summoned to the Latvian Foreign Ministry for conversation on May 12.
Latvian Foreign Ministry spokesman Raimonds Jansons told the local information agency LETA on Wednesday that the Russian ambassador was summoned following his interview with the local newspaper Vesti Nedeli. The summoning of Russia’s Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov to the Latvian Foreign Ministry is connected with the diplomat’s statements on many topics, he said later.
In the interview, the ambassador said, in particular, that Latvia and a number of other Western countries deliberately demonize Russia. "The aim is to weaken Russia. For that, apparently, all means are justified, including open propaganda. There’s no need to go far to find examples: it’s a recent film by BBC and Latvian-produced film General Plan," he said.