Latvia to provide Ukraine with drones and radar defense systems of its own production – Envoy

Anatolii Kutsevol
Anatolii Kutsevol

Latvia plans to provide Ukraine with drones and radar defense systems of its own production, Ukraine's Ambassador to Latvia Anatolii Kutsevol said in an interview with news agency Ukrinform on May 11.

“We never forget that Latvia has taken over the coordination of the drone coalition for Ukraine,” the diplomat said.

“This also includes military-technical cooperation between Ukrainian and Latvian businesses.”

He believes that over time, there will be more media reports about the transfer of Latvian-made drones and radar defense systems to Ukraine.

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Ukraine and Latvia are developing a coalition to produce 155-mm shells, Kutsevol added. There are other areas of cooperation, but “they cannot be named now for security reasons.”

“Latvia supports Ukraine in all its endeavors to the maximum extent possible,” the envoy noted.

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Latvia will send Ukraine the first batch of drones as part of a drone coalition, Latvian Prime Minister Evika Siliņa announced on April 4.

Latvia also supported the Czech initiative to purchase artillery ammunition for Ukraine. The country will contribute 10 million euros ($10.8 million).

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