On 31 August 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Welfare, the Ministry of Health and the Latvian Red Cross on cooperation in providing medical treatment and rehabilitation in Latvia in 2017 to persons who have been injured in hostilities in Ukraine. Under the Cabinet of Ministers Decree of 25 April 2017, EUR 34 000 will be allocated from the State Budget Programme “Emergency Funds” towards the medical treatment of Ukrainian soldiers.
On 3 May, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers approved the allocation of 175,000 euros in support of reforms in Ukraine and the medical treatment and rehabilitation in Latvia for persons who have been injured in hostilities in Ukraine, and supported in principle an increase in the number of Latvia’s civilian experts participating in international missions in Ukraine.
Today, on 25 February, the first shipment of humanitarian aid from Latvia – medical supplies and equipment – will be delivered to Kyiv. In cooperation with the Embassy of Latvia, the delivery will be forwarded to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society for the purpose of providing assistance to those who have been injured in the clashes in Kyiv.