Baltic foreign ministers during their visit to Kyiv voice strong support to Ukraine as EU candidate country

  • 2022-05-09
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Baltic foreign ministers during their visit to Kyiv voiced strong support to Ukraine as an EU candidate country, LETA learned from the Latvian Foreign Ministry.

On Friday, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity), and his Estonian and Lithuanian colleagues visited Ukraine. In Kyiv the ministers met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stephanishyna and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

The ministers also visited Irpin neighborhood which suffered heavily from Russia's attack.

The foreign ministers voiced strong support to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and underscored the Baltic solidarity with the Ukrainian nation in the fight against Russia's aggression. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will keep on the political and diplomatic pressure against Russia, defending increase of sanctions and Russia's isolation in international organizations.

The ministers also discuss practical assistance to Ukraine. Rinkevics underscored that Latvia is resolved to provide all kinds of assistance to Ukraine - political, military, humanitarian. Latvia will also participate in Ukraine's reconstruction.

Rinkevics also underscored the necessity to put into operation all international legal mechanisms to investigate Russia's war crimes in Ukraine.