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Latvia remains Ukraine’s partner through thick and thin in Russia-Ukraine war

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The Latvian support to Ukraine in Russia-Ukraine war has been steadily increasing with over EUR 650 million aid given so far even as it marks two years on February 24 since Russia-Ukraine war broke out.

“Together with like-minded countries, we secured predictable and long-term EU support of EUR 50 billion for Ukraine. Latvia has so far provided EUR 650 million in support for Ukraine’s victory. I would like to emphasize that this is the support from the government, local authorities and the society as a whole. From the very first day of the criminal full-scale invasion, the people of Latvia did not stand by – let me thank you for every donation, let me thank every volunteer and participant of the support campaigns for Ukraine,” said Prime Minister Evika Siliņa.

Additionally, the Latvian government has contributed more than EUR 370 million to Ukraine’s military support by delivering both drones, helicopters, howitzers, anti-aircraft missiles and other technical equipment.

The Latvian National Armed Forces have also provided training to Ukrainian Armed Forces’ soldiers.

Also, The people and businesses of Latvia have provided military support of more than EUR 20 million by donating and delivering defence supplies to Ukraine.

Since 2022, Latvia has made international contributions totalling at least EUR 36 million to the European Peace Facility, the UN Children’s Fund, NATO’s Comprehensive Assistance Programme for Ukraine and other international formats where countries are helping Ukraine to rebuild devastated areas, as well as providing practical and psychological support to the Ukrainian people.

The Ukrainians who fled their country to take refuge in Latvia are also being taken good care of with contributions of over EUR 48 million from non-governmental sector and the public to deliver medical equipment and medicines, humanitarian aid packages for the residents, and supplies for hospitals and rescue services to Ukraine.

Latvia has so far invested more than EUR 12 million in the reconstruction of Chernihiv region, and the support has been provided to Ukraine’s European integration processes and the preservation of Ukrainian cultural monuments.

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