` Latvia’s Environment Minister will be fired over planned `Waffen SS March’ as he Refuses Not to Attend in Riga ‘

#AceWorldNews Latvia’s environment minister will be fired over plans to participate in annual commemorations of Latvian soldiers who fought in Nazi units during World War II, AP reported, citing a government spokesman. Einars Cilinskis, of the right-wing National Alliance, said Friday that he would attend Sunday’s events in Riga.

The politician has ignored warnings from Prime Minister Lamidota Straujuma, who had called on cabinet ministers to stay away from the March 16 events.

They are expected to prompt counter-protests from members of Latvia’s Russian-speaking minority.

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