According to Kariņš, Latvian support was found to be important even on the first day of the invasion when the Stinger missiles sent from Latvia helped thwart Russia’s attempts to occupy major airports.
So far, Latvia has provided Ukraine with about 250 million euros worth of military aid. This is about one-third of the defense budget and almost one percent of gross domestic product.
“We have given everything we have, and will gladly give more, but the difficulty is that we do not have many of these weapon systems that Ukraine is looking for,” Kariņs said in the audience. I applauded him.
Moreover, if all friendly countries made similar contributions in proportion, “Ukraine would have the firepower to get the job done,” Kariņš said.
The Latvian Prime Minister had little time to be afraid to “provoke” Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“The only provocation is not to arm Ukraine, not to arm ourselves and NATO, and not to strengthen the eastern side.
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