Latvia's support to Ukraine
Latvia continues to provide military assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Since the beginning of the war, Latvia's military support to Ukraine has reached more than 1% of Latvia's gross domestic product, ranking our country among the leading supporters of Ukraine. In addition to military support, Latvia is also implementing an ambitious training programme for Ukrainian soldiers. In 2023, it is planned to train around 3,000 members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Necessary Support for the Ukrainian Armed Forces
In order to strengthen Ukrainian society and the Armed Forces during the time of war, we encourage different businesses and companies that are willing and ready to donate first aid medical supplies, food with a long shelf life or other assistance to contact the Ministry of Defence.
List of necessary support items can be found here.
The Ministry of Defence emphasizes that the individual equipment required for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which is retailed by specially licensed companies, cannot be purchased by private individuals, and the export of military or dual-use goods requires an export license (tel. +371 67016430).
Possibilities for Individual Support for Ukrainian People
The Ministry of Defence encourages everyone to provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainian war refugees by contacting the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Latvia, as well as in cooperation with charitable organizations such as "Ziedot.lv" and non-profit organizations "Latvian Red Cross" and "Gribu palīdzēt bēgļiem".
The Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Latvia has opened an official bank account to collect donations for the purchase of necessary equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as humanitarian aid for Ukrainian citizens suffering from Russia's war against Ukraine.
Information for transfers:
Currency: EUR / USD
Recipient: Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Latvia
Account number: LV14HABA0551054837260
Recipient's bank: AS Swedbank, Balasta dambis 15, Riga, LV-1048, Latvia
Purpose of payment: Charitable aid to Ukraine
The National Bank of Ukraine has opened an account in support of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to receive fund transfers from international partners and donors – UA843000010000000047330992708.
Requisites for donations outside the European Union: https://bit.ly/ZiedoUkrainasArmijai
- We inform you that a commission fee may be applied when making an international donation transfer!
More information about personal assistance options:
Infoline: +371 27380380 (9.00-17.00)