It has previously been reported that Hermanis addressed the President of Latvia Egils Levits, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks with an open letter last weekend, asking a question to which he and the entire Latvian society hope to receive an answer.
“I have a question that I want to ask you on behalf of Latvian society. This is the most important question of interest to the people of Latvia at this point in history. ? ” Herman asked.
The director claimed that the Polish, Lithuanian and Estonian governments had provided such detailed and technical advice.
Pabriks: AM has organized a series of crisis preparedness events
In his reply letter, Pabriks points out that the introduction of a comprehensive national defense system has been set as a national defense priority in Latvia.
“Everyone has both a responsibility and a duty to prepare for the crisis so that it can be overcome together,” the minister said.
Pabriks points out that the Ministry of Defense has organized approximately 100 different formats and levels of consultations on crisis preparedness, as well as is ready to organize consultations on crisis preparation for Latvian theaters if the Ministry of Culture shows such interest.
Pabriks also stated that he wants to draw the public’s attention to the need to be ready to take care of themselves for at least the first 72 hours, because in the event of a crisis, the responsible services and the armed forces will implement measures to overcome the threat.
In this regard, citizens are invited to read the “How to deal with a crisis” information, to prepare for being able to stay in the first days of the crisis for at least 72 hours, including arranging an emergency bag. The instruction is available in digital form in Latvian, Russian and English on the defense industry news portal “Sargs.lv” and elsewhere.
“Russia’s war in Ukraine, with its brutality and all possible war crimes against humanity, leads us to conclude that we all need to do more to protect our people and our country from the first meter,” Pabriks said. “Latvian society must accept and be aware of the most important precondition for survival – the larger the number of militarily trained and trained people, the less likely it will be that Russia will want to direct its military aggression against Latvia. “
He concluded by thanking Herman for his “concern for national defense”.