Latvia to close embassy office in Kaliningrad on May 30

Due to the closure of the office of the Latvian Embassy in Kaliningrad, it has stopped providing consular services and accepting visa applications. Earlier, the republic lowered the level of diplomatic relations with Russia

Embassy of Latvia in Kaliningrad

The office of the consular department of the Latvian Embassy will close in Kaliningrad on May 30, according to the website of the diplomatic mission.

In this regard, the provision of consular services and the acceptance of visa applications have been suspended. To obtain consular assistance, the office was asked to contact the Latvian Embassy in Moscow.

A new round of tension in relations between Russia and the Baltic countries began at the end of February, after Russia recognized the DPR and LPR and began special operations in Ukraine.

Latvia and Lithuania lowered the level of diplomatic relations with Russia, Vilnius also recalled its ambassador from the country. Latvia in mid-March expelled three employees of the Russian diplomatic mission, in early April— 13 more, and then announced a decision to close the Russian consulates in Daugavpils and Liepaja.

The Russian Foreign Ministry promised to respond to these actions “appropriately”. The agency expelled three Latvian diplomats and also announced the closure of the Latvian Consulate General in St. Petersburg and the consulate in Pskov. In May, they stopped working.

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