Foreign Ministers Edgars Rinkēvičs of Latvia and Simon Coveney of Ireland at a meeting in Riga discussed bilateral relations, the security situation, support for Ukraine and further isolation of Russia, the press service of the Latvian Foreign Ministry has told Ukrinform.
According to the statement, speaking about the security situation in the region, Rinkēvičs underlined the need to continue to provide all possible political, financial, and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Both ministers were unanimous that, together with like-minded partners, further decisions need to be taken on the isolation of Russia, and the implementation of sanctions should be further coordinated.
On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops are shelling and destroying critical infrastructure and residential areas of cities, towns and villages in Ukraine, using artillery, multiple rocket launchers and ballistic missiles.