Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
Latvia condemns the invasion of Ukrainian territory by armed forces of the Russian Federation. This represents open aggression against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and undermines the fundamental principles of international law. The offensive actions undertaken by the Russian Federation pose a threat to peace and stability throughout Europe.
Latvia supports an urgent review of this matter at the UN Security Council and other international organisations, and Latvia will propose that the 30 August European Council decide on further actions by the European Union in the context of Ukrainian crisis.
Latvia calls on Russia to immediately withdraw its armed forces from Ukrainian territory, and stop sending weapons and mercenaries to the terrorist groups of the so-called “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk.