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Latvian Prime Minister: We must not hesitate to help Ukraine

Feb 9, 2023

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins called to increase efforts to help Ukraine.

He said this after arriving at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday, European Pravda reported.

"The main message is very simple - Europe must stick together to continue to support Ukraine until Ukraine wins the war against Russian aggression. This is in the interest of all of us," he said.

Karins noted that Latvia has already given more than 1 percent of its GDP to Ukraine, and will continue to do so in every way possible.

"Other nations also need to step up their efforts as we see Russia amassing its soldiers in the Donbas. Ukraine needs help now - we can't wait," he said.

Karins also advocated accelerating Ukraine's accession to the EU.

"It is in our interest that we actually work to open the formal negotiation process to show the Ukrainian people that we really want it, and of course also to help them pass all the reforms that they still need to do," he said.

"The way we help them win the war in Ukraine, we also have to open the doors faster to help them get closer to Europe as a whole," Karins added.

Author - Olena Madiak, 09/02/2023

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