Latvia will continue to advocate strong international support for Ukraine - Rinkevics

  • 2021-12-01
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia is ready to continue to stand up for Ukraine within the European Union (EU), NATO and other international organizations, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) emphasized in a statement issued today.

As LETA was informed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday in Riga Rinkevics met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, who arrived in the Latvian capital to participate in the session of the NATO Foreign Ministers' Meeting dedicated to NATO partner countries.

During the conversation, the ministers exchanged views on the concentration of Russian military forces on the Ukrainian border, the development of the situation in connection with hybrid attacks by Belarus, the impact of the energy crisis on Ukraine and other current issues.

Rinkevics confirmed Latvia's constant support for Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial indivisibility. He also noted the importance of the NATO meeting, which will strengthen the common position on the necessary support for Ukraine, deterring Russia from further aggression.

The ministers also discussed the forthcoming EU Eastern Partnership summit, scheduled for December 15 in Brussels.