Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics expressed his country's solidarity with Ukraine and claimed that his government would adhere by firm support of Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty on the background of destabilizing actions of the Russian Federation. This was mentioned during the phone conversation between Rinkevics and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba. Press office of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry reported that on Wednesday morning.
"Latvia will be supporting Ukraine not only on the bilateral level, but also in the EU, NATO and other international formats so that the international support of Ukraine in standing against the Russian aggression was effective". Rinkevics said.
During the dialogue with his colleague, Kuleba told him about the destabilizing actions of Russia, including the worsening security situation in Donbas and Crimea, the denial to live up to ceasefire, the buildup of Russian military forces on the border with Ukraine, and intensification of the Russian propaganda.
Earlier, Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine's Armed Forces, Lt. Gen. Ruslan Khomchak reported that Russia brought a lot of troops to the eastern border of Ukraine, posing it as preparation for the large-scale military drills "West-2021".