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Latvia: 'Esprit de corps' - Russian ambassador on Riga’s 'solidarity' with UK over Skripal01:38

Latvia: 'Esprit de corps' - Russian ambassador on Riga’s 'solidarity' with UK over Skripal

Latvia, Riga
March 26, 2018 at 12:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Evgeny Lukianov, Russian ambassador to Latvia, spoke to journalists in Riga on Monday saying that a decision made by the US, EU, Canada and Ukraine to expel scores of Russian diplomats reminds one of "esprit de corps," but not "a good display of solidarity."

"Because if it is possible to display solidarity, I suppose it should be demonstrated by choice," Lukianov said.

He also commented Russia's views on the poisoning of Skripal saying that Russia considers it "a crime against the life and the health of two people."

Earlier Latvia announced its intentions to expel one Russian diplomat and an Aeroflot employee to display solidarity with the UK over the Skripal case.

Latvia: 'Esprit de corps' - Russian ambassador on Riga’s 'solidarity' with UK over Skripal01:38
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Evgeny Lukianov, Russian ambassador to Latvia, spoke to journalists in Riga on Monday saying that a decision made by the US, EU, Canada and Ukraine to expel scores of Russian diplomats reminds one of "esprit de corps," but not "a good display of solidarity."

"Because if it is possible to display solidarity, I suppose it should be demonstrated by choice," Lukianov said.

He also commented Russia's views on the poisoning of Skripal saying that Russia considers it "a crime against the life and the health of two people."

Earlier Latvia announced its intentions to expel one Russian diplomat and an Aeroflot employee to display solidarity with the UK over the Skripal case.

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