Latvia introduced a state of emergency in the area on the border with Russia on Tuesday. He thus responds to the efforts of many Russians to leave their homeland after partial mobilization. TASR informs according to the DPA agency. The Latvian regulation allows additional resources to be deployed to protect the border in case more people from the Russian side try to enter the Baltic country. The special regime will be in effect from Wednesday, September 28. They declared it for three months in several districts in the east of the country, including border crossings and entry points into the country, such as airports and railway stations. The government in Riga also decided to close the Pededza border crossing in order to limit the flow of Russian citizens, and the border guard was instructed to increase surveillance in the region. Latvia’s interior ministry said the situation on the border with Russia was calm and under control. However, it emphasized that after the mobilization order, the number of people who want to leave Russia has increased significantly and there is a threat of a rapid increase in the number of illegal migrants. A state of emergency on the border with Belarus has been in effect in Latvia for more than a year. It was declared in August 2021 after thousands of migrants tried to illegally cross the EU’s external borders from here.