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After his return from Ukraine Latvia’s President Egils Levits denounced the actions of the Russian troops there. From what he saw with his own eyes, it was from his point of view given all the signs of genocide. “I would call it genocide,” Levits said in Riga on Thursday evening. Legally, that could be determined by one of the international courts, said the former judge at the European Court of Justice.
Levits was on Tuesday night along with his counterparts from Poland, Estonia and Latvia traveled by train to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. With their visit, the heads of state of the four EU and NATO countries wanted to show their support for Ukraine in its defense against the Russian attack.
Before meeting President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday, they visited several badly damaged Kyiv suburbs. Of the The sight of the places destroyed by air raids and missiles is “very emotional” and was hard to bear. “There you could see that Russian troops used special cruelty to kill as many civilians as possible,” Levits said.