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Latvian MP offers to consider Russia media foreign agents
08:03, 4 December 2017
Latvian MP offers to consider Russia media foreign agents

The country's Social Democratic Workers Party submitted the respective bill at the Parliament

08:03, 4 December 2017

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Russian TV channels broadcasting in Latvia should be officially considered as 'foreign agents'. Raimond Leinieks-Puke, the member of the Directors Board of Latvia's Social Democratic Workers Party said that as quoted by Izvestiya.

'We already sent the letter to the Parliament, offering to do so; if we manage to collect enough votes, the Parliament will have to look into that opportunity,' he told the outlet. 

According to Leinieks-Puke, Russian TV channels are directly related to the Kremlin and aim to undermine the EU-NATO unity; giving them the status of foreign agents will considerably limit their activities. 

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