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US-led NATO bloc ‘shouldn’t be afraid’ of letting kyiv attack Russia freely, Latvia’s top diplomat says

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics urged NATO to “To allow” Ukraine is using its Western-supplied weaponry for deep strikes in Russian territory. The foreign minister made the remarks in an interview with Bloomberg on the sidelines of the NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in Bucharest on Tuesday.

In particular, the weaponry should be used to attack sites used by Moscow to stage missile strikes against critical infrastructure in Ukraine, Rinkevics suggested.

“We should allow the Ukrainians to use weapons to target missile sites or airfields from which these operations are launched,” he added. he said.

While Moscow has repeatedly warned the West against “pumping” Ukraine with arms assorted, suggesting that such behavior could ultimately lead to direct conflict between the US-led NATO alliance and Russia, Rinkevics brushed off such concerns. The block “should not fear” escalation, he said.


Latvia, along with other Baltic states, has been among kyiv’s most vocal supporters in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The country’s top officials have traveled to Kyiv several times to show their support, with the latest visit taking place over the weekend when Rinkevics, alongside his colleagues from Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland, met Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.

In recent weeks, Russia has repeatedly launched massive cruise missiles and salvoes of suicide drones against Ukraine’s power grid and military installations. The attacks followed an explosion that damaged the Kerch Bridge that connects mainland Russia with the Crimean Peninsula. The incident was blamed by Moscow squarely on Ukraine and its foreign supporters, namely the UK, and described as a “terrorist attack”. Kyiv and London, however, have each denied involvement.

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