OREANDA-NEWS  The deputy of the Riga City Duma, Maris Micherevskis, proposed to dismantle the railway to Russia. The NRA writes about this.

Micherevskis stated that he wants to stop transporting Russian goods through Latvia. He also fears the possible outbreak of a military conflict with Russia.

"The railway to Russia must be dismantled if there is no other way. It would also strengthen the defense capability in the event of a possible Russian attack," the deputy said in a conversation with the publication.

In his opinion, such a gesture will help Latvia demonstrate that the country does not need anything from Russia.

Patrick Markevics, Deputy Director of the Department of the Latvian Railways Corporation, told reporters that the issue of stopping transport links with Russia is the competence of the European Union (EU). He also noted that the EU has not imposed such sanctions against railway companies in Russia and Belarus.

Earlier, Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsakhkna explained the country's readiness to close the border with Russia with hybrid attacks. He expressed solidarity with Finland's decision to close checkpoints on the Russian border.