Usakovs has put Harmony Center in tight spot - Birks

(LETA) - Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs' badly thought-out statements and actions regarding the referendum on the status of the Russian language in Latvia have put his Harmony Center in a tight corner, former Riga Mayor, now Latvian Maritime Medicine Center's CEO Janis Birks (All For Latvia!-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK, VL-TB/LNNK) says in an interview with LETA.

After Usakovs was elected to Saeima and later become the mayor of Riga, Birks thought that the young politician together with Raivis Dzintars (VL-TB/LNNK) would be the ones to shape Latvia's future. Nevertheless, much to Birks' surprise, Usakovs chose to pursue an "isolationalist" policy.

Usakovs' badly thought-out support for the referendum on the status of Russian in Latvia and hesitation to acknowledge the fact of the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union has put both himself and his Harmony Center in a tight corner. Birks sees no future for Usakovs in the national politics of Latvia, saying that Usakovs may be successful in Riga, but on the national level he will be rejected by society.

Emīlija Kozule, LETA

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