Latvia supports Ukraine's accession to EU and NATO - Karins

  • 2022-10-07
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia supports Ukraine's accession to the European Union and NATO, and Latvia will continue to provide all kinds of support for Ukraine in its fight against Russia's military invasion, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said during a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Prague on Thursday.

During the meeting, the prime minister of Ukraine thanked Latvia for its support and said that people in Ukraine knew that the Baltic countries were the leading providers of support for Ukraine, and that they also were aware of Latvian society's staunch support for Ukraine's fight against the Russian invaders.

Karins told Shmyhal that Latvia would continue to support Ukraine's further integration into the EU and NATO and was prepared to help rebuild Ukraine and assist in carrying out the necessary national reforms.

The two officials also discussed EU's further assistance to Ukraine and possibilities of Latvia's support for Ukraine in the future.

Karins met with Shmyhal on the sidelines of the first Meeting of the European Political Community in Prague on October 6. The meeting brought together leaders of 44 European countries to discuss security, economic development, climate and energy, migration and mobility.

Today, October 7, an informal meeting of the European Council is taking place in Prague, where discussions focus on Russia's war in Ukraine, energy security and economic development.