RIGA - The entire world, including NATO member countries, wants to see Ukraine independent, secure and sovereign, U.S. Ambassador to Latvia John Carwile told LETA.
The world has changed in many respects since Russia's unprovoked and repeated invasion of Ukraine on February 24 - NATO and the West are much stronger and more united than ever before, said Carwile. Ukraine, on the other hand, has put up a valiant fight against Russia, and Russia did not expect the resistance to be so strong.
Finland and Sweden will also soon be joining NATO. The United States will strongly support their accession to the alliance, emphasized Carwile.
As to whether the war in Ukraine has united the West, the U.S. ambassador pointed out that the West and NATO were more united than ever before. This is confirmed by their actions in three areas to stop the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Carwile said that devastating sanctions had been imposed on Russia to punish Russia for its aggression. NATO's eastern flank has also been strengthened. In the meantime, Ukraine receives not only military aid, but also financing and humanitarian aid.
The United States is one of the largest donors to Ukraine. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the United States has provided Ukraine with nearly USD 4 billion in military aid, as well as billions in humanitarian aid.
Other countries, including Latvia, have also provided significant assistance to Ukraine. The humanitarian and military assistance that Latvia and the other Baltic countries have provided to Ukraine is impressive, said Carwile.