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In Riga there will take place the meeting in support of the mayor Neil Ushakov who is suspected of corruption


The city's mayor said that he did not commit any crimes and does not intend to resign as the mayor of Riga. How will actions in support of Ushakov be reflected in his situation? Mayor of Riga Neil Ushakov. Photo: Artem Geodakyan / TASS will pass on February 9 a meeting in support of the mayor Neil Ushakov In the capital of Latvia. The organizer — his Social Democratic Party "Consent". At the end of January the staff of Bureau on prevention and fight against corruption of Latvia carried out a search in Ushakov's office. Searches passed also across the place of his residence. He is suspected of a bribe in 800 thousand euros for one of the enterprises of city public transport. Why the interest of law enforcement agencies of Latvia in Ushakov arose right now, the president of the Russian association of Baltic researches Nikolay Mezhevich comments: Nikolay Mezhevich the president of the Russian association of the Baltic researches "Consent" — party very influential in the Republic of Latvia, and on last elections it created the largest fraction in diet. This party balances between conditionally pro-Russian position and support of the general political consensus in Latvia which very frostily belongs to any cooperation with Russia. Efforts of intelligence agencies political prosecutions, unlawful court — all this led to the fact that the movement of Russian-speaking activists was suppressed. The turn of Ushakov who will not manage to be accused of corruption came, I am confident in it, but people who were under his direct supervision will be compromised". Experts consider that meetings in support of Ushakov will not result in significant results. Moreover, any political actions concerning the mayor of Riga can worsen his situation, the director of Institute of applied political researches Grigory Dobromelov considers: Grigory Dobromelov the director of Institute of applied political researches "We cannot refuse to the authorities of Latvia the right to carry out law-enforcement actions and to fight against corruption, not important, the mayor it or not the mayor. I think if in Russia the mayor of any city was arrested, hardly someone would speak on a subject that it for Russians or against Russians, supports policy of the party or does not support. And it is absolutely obvious that the Latvian authorities looked for an occasion to discredit Ushakov, and it is normal, it is political struggle. And time they found an occasion, most likely, time before proceedings were not initiated, he was not arrested, so it really gave a reason. Nevertheless I consider that this not field of some public actions, but the most important, any politicization of this business now will only harm Ushakov. It needs impartial and objective consideration of this situation. And further already let law enforcement agencies and court understand, he is guilty or not". Neil Ushakov at once after searches said that he did not commit any crimes and does not intend to resign as the mayor of Riga. To add BFM.ru to your sources of news?

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