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Latvian Foreign Minister: Conflict in Ukraine could be protracted and its consequences unpredictable

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Latvian Foreign Minister: Conflict in Ukraine could be protracted and its consequences unpredictable

One of the priorities of Latvia's foreign policy is to provide comprehensive assistance to Kyiv and maintain the sanctions policy against Russia. This was stated by Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics during the annual report on the work done and planned work in the country's foreign policy.


Latvia continues to adhere to the position that the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine must be restored within internationally recognized borders, and only Kyiv has the right to decide when, where and under what conditions Russian aggression can be considered over. Latvia refuses to exert any pressure on Ukraine in this matter

- quotes the politician's words the newspaper "Latvijas Avize".

Rinkevics noted that Riga's assistance to Kyiv this year reaches 314 million euros, or 0,93% of Latvia's GDP. Besides, according to the minister, the Latvian Saeima has done a great job. In particular, the parliamentarians voted in favor of granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate country, called for the establishment of a no-fly zone over the territory of Ukraine and measures to limit "Russian aggression". In addition, the Seimas recognized Russia as a state supporting terrorism and did not recognize the results of referendums in the "occupied" territories of Ukraine.

The head of the Latvian Foreign Ministry stressed that his country would continue to support the process of European integration of Ukraine, focusing priorities in this area on strengthening Ukrainian institutions, assisting in the fight against corruption, strengthening the internal security structure and resilience of national defense, as well as developing export potential.

In his report, the minister also stated that Latvia supports Ukraine's aspiration to become a NATO member. However, as he put it, the decision to expand the bloc must be made unanimously by all members of the alliance.

At the same time, characterizing the current situation, Rinkevics noted that the conflict in Ukraine could be protracted, its dynamics are difficult to predict, and overcoming the consequences could be very long-term.
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  1. I dare to_notice_
    I dare to_notice_ 28 December 2022 11: 13
    +4
    And it's planning something else...
    “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans” (old folk wisdom)
  2. dmi.pris1
    dmi.pris1 28 December 2022 11: 13
    +3
    I don’t understand why there is a need to spread the opinion of the Baltic eccentrics to a well-known letter? The latest articles are the Polish Ministry of Finance, the Kyiv Security Council, this Balt ... Who is next? It seems like we have a patriotic website ..
    1. Penzyak
      Penzyak 28 December 2022 11: 32
      0
      This is done clearly for propaganda purposes, so that the patriots can express their opinion about these eccentrics with the letter M, express everything that we think about them and despise
      1. dmi.pris1
        dmi.pris1 28 December 2022 12: 09
        0
        They just started to go too far with these articles. And a backlash is caused to this. Perplexity. Where are we?
    2. iouris
      iouris 28 December 2022 12: 29
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      Quote from: dmi.pris1
      It seems like we have a patriotic site ..

      It depends on who these "we" are ... If we analyze, the vast majority of publications are anonymous and distribute (or maybe propagate among patriots) statements by representatives of a Nazi terrorist group that is not banned in the Russian Federation, which is waging a proxy war against "Rusnya".
  3. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 28 December 2022 11: 17
    +2
    Latvian Foreign Minister: Conflict in Ukraine could be protracted and its consequences unpredictable

    ***
    - Well, finally, we waited for the luminaries of world diplomacy to speak out ...

    ***
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 28 December 2022 11: 22
    +3
    is to provide comprehensive assistance to Kyiv and maintain the sanctions policy against Russia
    We have been hearing this over the past years constantly, sometimes with changes in intonation in the voice from threateningly resolute to plaintively asking towards NATO. And does comprehensive assistance include sending "Latvian riflemen" to protect Ukrainians from the "aggressor" with their breasts (individuals as mercenaries do not count)?
    the country will continue to support the process of European integration of Ukraine
    You yourself were accepted into the EU as a dependent solely to spite Russia, so you also pull "friends" with you.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 28 December 2022 11: 26
    +1
    Latvian Foreign Minister: Conflict in Ukraine could be protracted and its consequences unpredictable
    Everything is clear with the Baltic States, everything is slow with them, with a puff.
  6. Lako
    Lako 28 December 2022 11: 33
    0
    Oh, the site has already begun to quote rear-wheel drive from Latvia. Soon they will roll down to the TsIPSO branch
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 28 December 2022 11: 40
    0
    Our grandfathers did not finish off the Nazis in Latvia, now we have a neighbor that is an enemy.
    1. iouris
      iouris 28 December 2022 12: 23
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      Quote: APASUS
      Our grandfathers did not finish off the Nazis in Latvia

      Business after all not in any Latvia. The grandfathers of the Nazis, anti-Soviet and anti-communists finished off or re-educated. And with us they gave birth and bred. Despite the fact that all this infection went straight from "Moscow". The "conflict in Ukraine" is a particular manifestation of the worldwide civil war. But this is also our civil war. You can call it "global transformation", the essence of this does not change.
  8. Stanislav Sivkov
    Stanislav Sivkov 28 December 2022 19: 12
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    The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia began to understand that the matter was a mess.