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BBC drama sparks anger in Latvia

BBC drama sparks anger in Latvia
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs (Image: Saeima under a CC licence)

5 February 2016

BBC drama World War Three: Inside The War Room has caused anger in Latvia, with the country’s foreign minister dubbing the plot “rubbish”, according to a report by the AFP.

The programme, which aired on Wednesday, featured scenes of a Kremlin-supported uprising in Latvia’s eastern Latgale region, seemingly modelled on the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

“Watched BBC2 World War Three: Inside the War Room, while the scenario with the separatists in Latgale is rubbish, overall many lessons to learn for all,” Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs posted on Twitter.

Many viewers in Latvia were able to view the programme on satellite TV, while numerous local news programmes showed some of the more dramatic sequences from the show.

Source: Yahoo News