About 3600,<> Russian citizens have failed the Latvian language test and will be notified that they must leave Latvia within three months.

This was stated by the representative of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (USGM) Maira Rose, writes Delfi with reference to TV3 "Nekā personīga".

"Those who did not pass the exam and did not apply will be sent a letter next week saying that there will be approximately 3600,<> of them who must leave Latvia. There is another category that believed that the Constitutional Court would help them. They were told: sit still, everything will be fine. They lost, of course, they lose their residence permits. These people will be able to try to obtain a permit without relaxation – like any other citizen of Russia, and not a long-time resident of Latvia," she said.

She added that out of 25,14 Russian citizens who are subject to the new law, only 6700,<> have applied for permanent resident status in Latvia. <> people applied for the second exam.

Recall that the State Duma of the Russian Federation proposes to close the borders with the EU. This is Russia's response to the ban on European countries not allowing cars with Russian registration to pass.

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