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Latvia prepared new aid package for Ukraine and will donate drones worth €1 million

Latvia prepared new aid package for Ukraine and will donate drones worth €1 million Latvia's Prime Minister Evika Silina (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Latvia has announced a fresh military aid package for Ukraine, including drones worth 1 million euros, according to Latvian Prime Minister Evika Silina during a briefing with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

"Latvia has already earmarked the next military assistance package for this month. We have also allocated donations for both material and technical supplies, as well as ammunition and weaponry from our inventory. Ammunition, in particular, is crucial for Ukraine. This was also discussed today with the Ukrainian Prime Minister. Explosives, transportation, weaponry, and individual equipment are of utmost importance," she said.

Latvia has also joined the drone coalition and is actively working in that direction. Ukraine is set to receive a batch of drones soon.

"We plan to send the first drones worth a total of 1 million euros very soon. These drones have already been tested, and our colleagues have recognized them as meeting the requirements," the Prime Minister said.

Latvia has supported the Czech initiative regarding the purchase of artillery ammunition for Ukraine, pledging 10 million euros.

"We will also provide necessary equipment and offer rehabilitation to Ukrainian soldiers," added Evika Silina.

Baltic support

Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are among the leaders in providing assistance to Ukraine. They have provided military, financial, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine and have taken in thousands of refugees.

It was recently announced that the Latvian government has approved a new aid package for Ukraine in 2024. The aid package amounts to 10 million euros, which will be allocated for support to the Ukrainian Armed Forces as well as the reconstruction of Ukraine.

Earlier, Latvia said that it had provided assistance totaling 595 million euros to Ukraine since the start of full-scale Russian aggression. This accounts for 0.85% of the country's GDP.