Dmitry Medvedev, deputy head of the Russian Security Council, called Latvian President Egils Levits a “presidential” and “stupid” president for proposing a trial of Russia in Riga.
Medvedev added to the Novosti news agency in response to her request to comment on Levits’s proposal, saying: “The smaller the state, and its leader with blatant stupidity, the more ambitions grow. Levets is a semi-president, a small neighboring country is running, which has neither its own army nor its own economy, intends to persecute a superpower, a permanent member of the Security Council and the world’s third nuclear power, like Russia.
It is noteworthy that the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, proposed today, on Wednesday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the European Union, Josep Borrell, to hold an international trial of Russia in Riga.
This comes after Borrell’s statement that the European Commission’s proposal to set up a specialized international tribunal to try Russia “for its crimes” in Ukraine was not unanimous among EU foreign ministers during a recent meeting in Brussels.