16:57 30 Apr 2024

United to win: Latvia to provide Ukraine with new package of military aid, including air defense and drones

Фото: Rheinmetall Air Defence AG [;en]Photo: Rheinmetall Air Defence AG

Latvian Prime Minister Evika Siliņa announced the provision of a new military aid package to Ukraine.

The official made the relevant information public on the X social network.

"The government has just approved the provision of NBS anti-aircraft guns, tactical unmanned surveillance systems, and other important equipment and technical means for the Armed Forces," Siliņa wrote.

According to the prime minister, this will help improve Ukraine's air defense and intelligence capabilities.

The official emphasized that Russia is now the biggest security threat in the world. Therefore, Latvia allocates 0.25% of its GDP for military aid to Ukraine every year.

"We will continue to support Ukraine both on a bilateral basis and together with our allies," Siliņa added.

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As previously reported by Rubryka, President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Latvian colleague Edgars Rinkevichs signed a bilateral security agreement. According to the agreement, Latvia undertook to provide annual assistance and support to Ukraine during its accession to the EU and NATO.

According to the agreement:

  • Latvia will provide military aid to Ukraine for 0.25% of GDP each year;
  • Latvia makes a 10-year commitment to support Ukraine in cyber defense, demining, and unmanned technologies. It will also contribute to our accession to the European Union (EU) and NATO.

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