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    A group of volunteers from Latvia is heading to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine to join independence supporters, the leader of Latvia’s For Native Language party told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

    RIGA, July 29 (RIA Novosti) – A group of volunteers from Latvia is heading to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine to join independence supporters, the leader of Latvia’s For Native Language party told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

    “A group of volunteers has departed for the Donetsk People’s Republic. It’s small,” Vladimir Linderman said refusing to give further details.

    According to Ves.lv portal, Latvia’s security police earlier said it had information that Latvian citizens could be involved in the current conflict in Ukraine, where the government is fighting against independence supporters.

    Police did not specify in which actions on the territory of Ukraine those citizens were participating.

    Kiev has been conducting a special military operation in the southeast of Ukraine since mid-April. The fighting intensified after Donetsk and Luhansk regions proclaimed themselves independent people’s republics in May. Hundreds of people, including civilians have died in both regions over the past months.

    Russia has repeatedly urged Ukrainian authorities to stop the bloodshed in the region.

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