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Latvia will send weapons and equipment as “humanitarian aid” to Ukraine, Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks said during a meeting with the Ukrainian ambassador Aleksandr Mischenko in Riga on January 5, REGNUM news agency reported citing Latvian Defense Ministry’s press service.
“Latvia continues and will continue to provide non-military and military support to Ukraine. We regularly provide humanitarian aid to war victims and organize training for the Ukrainian Armed Forces both in Latvia and in Ukraine. Latvia also provides financial assistance to Ukraine through various projects. If necessary, we will also supply weapons,” Pabriks said.
According to the state Latvian television, during the meeting, the content of the humanitarian cargo sent from Latvia to Ukraine was agreed upon. The Baltic republic’s defense minister expressed his willingness to send weapons and urged allies to do the same.
“Including weapons and equipment. We will do that. We call on our allies in Europe to do the same, because Ukraine has the right and must be able to defend itself,” Pabriks affirmed.
Earlier, Estonia expressed its readiness to send weapons to Ukraine. On December 30, the country’s Ministry of Defense confirmed its readiness to support the Kiev authorities with Javelin anti-tank missiles and large-caliber howitzers.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency