Latvia Declares Russian Editors Persona Non-Grata

The Latvian Foreign Ministry has declared two high-ranking Russian journalists persona non-grata in Latvia.


The Latvian authorities say Modest Kolerov, the former editor-in-chief of the Regnum news agency, and Igor Pavlovsky, the current deputy editor, have secretly undermined the territorial integrity and economic security of Latvia, according to a ministry press statement.


Kolerov, a former member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration, is already on “black lists” in Georgia, Lithuania and Estonia, according to a Regnum report.


Regnum is a federal news agency that covers news in Russia and neighboring countries.


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