Europe's frontline: the Latvians caught After Russia's Ukraine incursion, 2 days ago   09:51

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Russia and Nato are moving thousands of troops and playing war games in the Baltics, where onlookers fear tensions between ethnic Russian-speakers and nationalists could bring Moscow into direct conflict with the west.
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Phoebe Greenwood travels to the Latvia-Russia border to hear the concerns of people living on Europe’s frontline.

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ediTurtleWash catbug
Why did this video get this many thumbs down? Please answer
Edit: I just realised why, and I put a thumbs down.
yuri Lemming
the europeans who started 2 world wars & killed millions are blaming Russia, neurotic zionazi with the aid of umericunt morons are going to become dog meat for Russian wolves. fortunately these are euro cowards whose fat arses are only good for McDonalds seats won't dare cross Russian borders because they won't exist.
Wolf Howli
I live in latvia soon ill be in Russia then Korea
Boomshankar Boom
What would you call half Latvia annexed by Russia?
Jack Wyman
Although NATO has a bad history with military action the Baltic’s deserve their freedom and should have never been occupied by the soviets. Long live the forest brothers and long live the Baltic’s.
Multorum Unum
Remember that the US Secretary of State, James Baker promised that NATO expansion wouldn't be going an inch Eastward, and here we're living in a world were NATO expanded not inches but thousands of miles eastwards.

You have to understand that all Putin wants is not war, but to preserve peace, he has openly said that.

So think about it, who are the real Imperialists and bad guys here?
Tilord
why should you be able to enlist in the Latvian army or government jobs if you dont speak the countrys language? It makes no sense to be able to do such thing if you dont speak its country language
ansabits
Maaaaan. And this counts as legitimate news source? Get your facts straight. And the "language police" guy saying it`s 50/50 for the languages, that`s false also. Ignorant...
Phoenix Phoenix
Revelation 13:4
Revelation 16:13-14
Danius Von Gailis
Russa can't afford any major conflicts without allies and nobody attacking them or care to bother otherwise then prevent their agression in any ways or forms. Speak and respect latvians even you committed unforgivable crimes against our nation without remorse we still give you opportunities same like we have . Its shame about their attitude towards our freedom ,culture ,history and land generally. On the good side we still have large number Russians who dont have any issues and are vell assimilated. You can't give them inch coz they will always take wrongly .
Randall Smith
Language police? Seriously?
Didddin duuu nufffin Wakanda enn shiiieet
Problem with Russia is there so corrupt lived under many dictatorships from the tsar to filthy communist they know no better they lol think there soooo good hahaha I feel sorry for the normal Russians they murder any opsition to Putin basically a commie scum bag KGP agent I’m no liberal how ever they lie and lie and lie and what is so funny they actually think we believe it lol
jutubaeh
better drink bloody water than . . . vvödäR v v
jutubaeh
devide and cönQu€R. . ? new threathätz för nön aRyan terröR öRG ^ ^
jutubaeh
audentiti löl id wörked för decades nöw nöt ?
jutubaeh
Gü€RRmänni >> > up öl nör$€ xD
Amin Ma
using force to enforce language is very alarming and weak move of Latvian. that is fascistic
jsphotos
I hope this works out for Latvia;the Latvians have a right to propagate their own language, but given the situation it must be done in a way that respects Russian speakers. Certainly, a person who has been living in Latvia since birth who speaks Russian should not lose their job because they are a Russian speaker. Or, if they do, they should be compensated.

As for some comments, below: The Russian people have never truly known freedom and have been fed disinformation for the better part of the last century. If you are living in Russia it is very hard to get the truth from the media, especially TV, which is almost 100% state-controlled.

Last, Putin is responsible for most of this; I hope the West can outlast him.
Jack Novell
What about non Slavic Russian people in Russia shouldn't they have the right to practice their own language
Alexei Voloshin
What a bunch of uneducated clowns!
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