PM Karins underlines close Western communication on security situation in the region

  • 2022-02-08
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Western countries, including the Baltic states, are maintaining close communication on the security situation in our region, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said on Monday.

Following the weekly coalition meeting, the prime minister told journalists that the government continues to follow the security situation in the region, working actively with partners. 

Most importantly, the European Union (EU) and NATO are "sticking together", coordinating positions and exchanging information before and after Western leaders' talks with Russia, Karins said. 

The prime minister indicated that last week he had a meeting with the Estonian and Lithuanian leaders and later a conversation with French President Emanuel Macron, who today embarked on a visit to Russia. 

On Thursday, February 10, the Baltic prime ministers are scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. 

The Latvian prime minister repeatedly stressed that the Baltic states are actively providing assistance to Ukraine in the situation where Russia has massed at least 100,000 troops at its borders with Ukraine, causing concerns of a fresh invasion in this country.