RIGA - The European Union (EU) needs a united stance on the Middle East and Ukraine, Prime Minister Evika Silina (New Unity) said in a statement ahead of a European Council meeting.
The prime minister said that under international and humanitarian law, Israel has the right to defend itself, but at the same time the EU must not forget about Ukraine. Losing the focus on Ukraine would mean an advantage for Russia.
She also noted the need to deliver on all the promises made by Europe to Ukraine, and therefore to start discussions on the revision of the EU's multiannual budget and provide the support promised to Ukraine.
As reported, the European Council is meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, October 27, to discuss financial, political, military and other forms of support for Ukraine.
The European Council will also continue discussion on the mid-term review of the EU's multiannual budget. In the economic section, the EU's economic competitiveness and resilience, including in the field of green and digital technologies, will be discussed.