Latvia is building a fence to keep the migrant wave from its shores.
That fence will be on the Russian border.
For any of you not following the news closely, the current migrant wave is coming through the European Union. Russia is not a member of the EU. Lithuania and Estonia, which border Latvia, are.
Latvia has a large, restive, minority ethnic Russian population. Russia is currently leveraging one of those in East Ukraine to significant effect.
Some might call Latvia’s stated reason for the fence — preventing migrant movement — a pretext. This is nonsense, though not because a couple of hundred Vietnamese …read more