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Ukraine and Latvia Sign New Security Agreement

Today in Vilnius, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the President of Latvia Edgar Rinkēvičs signed an Agreement on cooperation in the field of security and long-term support.

  • By signing this agreement, Latvia guarantees its readiness to help Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression as long as necessary. 

  • Additionally, the country pledges to provide defense aid equal to 0.25% of Latvia’s GDP each year.

“Thank you to Latvia for its readiness to help Ukraine with the defense against the Russian aggression as long as it takes. This year, the country will provide military support of about 112 million euros. Latvia will also help with restoration and reconstruction, critical infrastructure protection, demining, drone technologies and cybersecurity.”

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has already signed eight security agreements with the following allies: 

  • the UK, 

  • Germany, 

  • France, 

  • Denmark, 

  • Canada, 

  • Italy, 

  • the Netherlands, 

  • Finland.

Now Latvia is becoming the ninth country.

This document is signed to implement the Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine that was announced by the Group of Seven (G7) on July 12, 2023, as a way to reaffirm Ukraine’s rights as a free, independent and democratic state. In total, 32 states joined it.

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