RIGA - Latvia is confident that Ukraine will withstand its ordeal and win the war with Russia, Latvian President Egils Levits said during a meeting with Ukraine's national chamber ensemble Kyiv Soloists.
Elina Kresa, a representative of the president's press office, told LETA that Levits on Wednesday welcomed the ensemble's musicians and administration at Riga Castle. The Kyiv Soloists have arrived in Latvia as part of their ongoing tour.
"I wish you to continue with your artistic endeavors which are all the more important in the current circumstances. We as your audience will be following your music," Levits said, wishing the artists to one day be able to return home.
During the meeting, Levits told The Kyiv Soloists about the military assistance Latvia has been providing to Ukraine, as well as Latvia's contribution to the protection of Ukraine's interests in the West.
Musicians and administration of the Ukrainian ensemble thanked the Latvian president and the whole Latvian people for helping Ukraine during wartime and for hosting The Kyiv Soloists in Riga, thus enabling them to continue their tour.
The Kyiv Soloists embarked on their European tour at the beginning of 2022, but while they were in Italy, the war broke out in their homeland on February 24, preventing them from returning home. In cooperation with Europe's leading promoters, the tour of The Kyiv Soloists was prolonged indefinitely.
The chamber ensemble is currently giving performances in Latvia.