RIGA - Russia's worrying provocative activities along Ukraine's border and in the Black Sea region must be regarded in a context with the hybrid attacks launched by Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko's regime at the Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish borders, Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece said during a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
As LETA was told at the Saeima press service, Murniece reassured the Kuleba that Ukraine can count on Latvia's support. The Saeima speaker underlined that Latvia firmly supports Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and will continue to not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea.
Kuleba described the current situation as extremely tense, considering the high level of military threats posed by Russia and attempts to destabilize the political situation inside Ukraine. Furthermore, Ukraine has to brace for a potential threat that might come also from Belarusian territory, the Ukrainian minister said.
The two officials agreed during the conversation that the international community must act proactively and resolutely to deter Russia from further escalation and a potential military invasion.