Chargé d’Affairs of Ukraine in Latvia O.Kushnir took part in the flower-laying ceremony to the monument to fallen soldiers in the war in Afghanistan.
On February 15, 2011, within the framework of celebrations of the 22d anniversary of the end of war in Afghanistan, representative of the Embassy of Ukraine in Latvia O.Kushnir took part in the flower-laying ceremony to the monument to fallen soldiers.
Veterans of the war in Afghanistan, representatives of the Riga city council, embassies of Russian Federation and Belarus, people from Riga and other cities of Latvia also laid flowers to the monument.
More than 3600 Latvian soldiers took part in the war in Afghanistan. Many of them were killed in the battles or became invalids.
The event was widely covered by local and Latvian media.