Diplomatic and consular missions of Latvia abroad from June 26 will stop accepting all types of visa applications from Russian citizens. This is stated in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic.
The report says that such a decision is connected with the "unpredictable development of domestic political events in Russia." Applications received by June 25 will be considered.
The fact that Latvia is stopping issuing all types of visas to Russians was announced by the President of the country, Edgars Rinkevics, in social networks on June 24, after the start of the armed rebellion by PMC Wagner. Later, the Delfi publication, citing the Latvian Foreign Ministry, wrote that Rinkevichs had in mind only those who want to get a visa in connection with the rebellion in Russia.
The head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, made a statement on June 26 almost two days after the retreat from Rostov. According to him, the purpose of the campaign was to prevent the destruction of the PMC "Wagner" and to bring to justice all those who, due to unprofessionalism, made a huge number of mistakes during the "SVO".