Latvia: Third official dismissed over military rations case

Latvia’s Ministry of Defence has dismissed a third official implicated in a scandalous food procurement contract for the Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS), LETA reports. The official in question worked at the NBS. Earlier, the ministry dismissed Eriks Ezerins, head of the procurement commission, and Imants Freibergs, head of procurement and contracts at the NBS supply division. Two other officials have been reprimanded. Five disciplinary proceedings are under investigation. The Latvian government has set up a commission to assess the responsibility of officials involved in the procurement.