Latvia to send vehicles, weapons to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

"We urge our allies in Europe to do the same", Latvian Defense Minister says
17:32, 6 January 2022

The Baltic Times

Latvia's defense minister Artiks Pabriks claimed that his government is going to allocate military vehicles and weaponry for Ukraine.

"...including weapons and vehicles. We will do this. We urge our allies in Europe to do the same because Ukraine has the right and should be able to defende itself. Ukraine largely lifts off the tension from our own borders. From our region", Pabriks said as cited by LSM.

According to the head of the Latvian Defense Ministry, though Ukraine is not a NATO member, it remains a European ally and, in fact, it protects Europe.

Related: Latvia installs 37-kilometer barbed wire fence on border with Belarus

The European Union and NATO must pay attention to different scenarios of the Russian invasion of Ukraine as Delfi reported citing Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs.

"Russia can carry out not only a large invasion of Ukraine but also smaller attacks, for example, in the form of hybrid warfare, which can also affect security. Therefore, NATO and the EU should pay more attention to such scenarios," the minister said.

It is noted that large-scale sanctions against Russia, in case of an invasion of Ukraine, will also affect Latvia's economy, but this is unavoidable because security choices must be made.

Related: EU, NATO should pay attention to different scenarios of Russian invasion of Ukraine, - Latvia

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