Students of Russian schools in Latvia along with members of the Latvian parliament faction For Human Rights in a United Latvia presented lemons to members of the Latvian parliament who voted for recent legislation requiring that 60% of upper class instruction be taught in Latvian. Rosbalt reports that the phrase 'enjoy the taste of reform' was written on each lemon in Latvian. The lemons were placed on the chair of each reform supporter before the opening session of the parliament. In February opponents of reform, including upper class members of Russian schools in Riga and other major cities in Latvia, conducted several mass demonstrations. Commenting on these protests, Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freidberga said using children to solve political questions was immoral. She said reform was being conducted in the interests of children who wish to earn a higher education in Latvia and find work. 40% of Latvian residents speak Russia.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part