Latvia announces new batch of military assistance to Ukraine with air defence and UAVs

Tuesday, 30 April 2024

Latvia has approved a new shipment of military assistance to Ukraine, including short-range anti-aircraft guns and surveillance drones.

"The government has just approved the transfer of NBS anti-aircraft guns*, tactical unmanned surveillance systems, as well as other essential material and technical assets to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This will help improve both Ukraine's air defence and intelligence capabilities," Evika Siliņa, Prime Minister of Latvia, said on Twitter (X).


She added that Latvia allocates about 0.25% of its GDP per year to support Ukraine.

Baiba Braže, Latvia's new Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Kyiv late last week.

During her visit, she announced the provision of a huge generator for Ukraine. Furthermore, Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, stated that Latvia will collaborate with Ukraine to enhance drone production as part of the drone coalition.

*The quote was edited to correct the translation from Latvian. The Prime Minister did not mention the specific type of anti-aircraft guns.

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