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Ukraine and Latvia sign documents on technical, financial and defence cooperation

Friday, 12 January 2024, 08:38
Ukraine and Latvia sign documents on technical, financial and defence cooperation
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During Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's visit to Riga, Ukrainian and Latvian government officials signed an agreement on technical and financial cooperation and a memorandum on cooperation in the defence and security field.

Source: Office of the President of Ukraine, as reported by European Pravda

Details: The Ukrainian President's Office has stated that the conclusion of the agreement on technical and financial cooperation will make it possible to create organisational and legal foundations for cooperation on the use of international technical assistance, while the memorandum aims to support cooperation in the defence and security fields.


The office noted that the first document will also contribute to implementing Latvian assistance projects to Ukraine regarding the supply of equipment and materials for reconstruction, the transfer of modern technologies to Kyiv and the implementation of priority reforms in the field of European integration.

The statement emphasised that the agreement is intended to strengthen Riga's involvement in the process of Ukraine's recovery, as reflected in the draft budget of Latvia for 2024, which provides for €5 million for projects related to the rebuilding and reconstruction of social infrastructure in Chernihiv Oblast.

Meanwhile, the memorandum provides support for the implementation of joint projects in the field of defence technologies, including projects related to the development and production of drones, electronic warfare systems, land and sea mine clearance and other defence products.


The President's Office summarised that cooperation will also cover the areas of cybersecurity, communication tools and integrated solutions.

Background: Earlier, it was reported that Lithuania has prepared the next military aid package for Ukraine, which will include howitzers, artillery shells, anti-tank and anti-aircraft systems.

In addition to this, Latvian President Edgars Rinkēvičs said the country plans to train 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers in 2024 and continue rehabilitation projects for Ukrainian soldiers and border guards.

Rinkēvičs also revealed that his country leads the drone coalition among allies who supply Ukraine with military aid. 

This week Zelenskyy went to the capitals of the Baltic states on a visit. He visited Vilnius and Tallinn before Riga.

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