On 8 May on Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation Latvia commemorated the victims of the Second World War.
On this day Charge d’Affaires a.i. Alisa Podolyak together with other diplomats, President Raimonds Vējonis, Speaker Ināra Mūrniece, Prime Minister Maris Kučinskis, members of parliament and government and military command took part in commemoration events. In particular on the occasion of the tragic date the ecumenical service was held at the Dome Cathedral in Riga and flower-laying ceremonies at the Brethren cemetery in Riga and Salaspils Memorial, where the concentration camp for military and civil inmates operated during the Second World War.
In their addresses the Prime Minister and church leaders emphasized on the tragic nature of this date in world history and that despite the defeat of Nazism, Latvia has not obtained freedom, but occupation and repressions by the Soviet power.