February 2024

Military support of EUR 390 million

Government of Latvia

  • Military equipment worth about EUR 380 million – drones, helicopters, howitzers, weapons and personal equipment, ammunition, anti-tank weapons, anti-aircraft missiles, fuel, etc.
  • National Armed Forces train Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers

Latvian society and non-governmental sector

  • EUR 13.8 million for Ukraine’s defence needs (Ziedot.lv) – military devices produced in Latvia (generators, quadricycles, scooters, military food) drones, rifle scopes, cars etc.
  • EUR 6.5 million worth donations by Latvian entrepreneurs (Businesses for Peace)

Humanitarian aid of EUR 48 million

Government of Latvia

  • > EUR 3 million in response to requests for assistance by the Government of Ukraine (medical devices, medical equipment, medicines etc.), support to critical infrastructure and to independent media (EUR 559 thousand for Ukrainian public media)
  • Equipment and essential material supply of the State Police, State Border Guard, State Fire and Rescue Service

Latvian society and non-governmental sector

  • EUR 2.2 million of support by Ziedot.lv to hospitals with medical supplies, equipment and medicines
  • > 370 humanitarian aid cargoes to regions of Ukraine in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EUR 5.2 million humanitarian aid by Ziedot.lv, as well as Easy to Help, LIKTA, Your Friends, To You, Our Nest)
  • EUR 2 million worth humanitarian aid cargoes and support to refugees from Businesses for Peace
  • EUR 0.7 million support to hospitals from Businesses for Peace
  • Power generators for the National History Museum of Ukraine

Aid to war refugees of EUR 170 million

Government of Latvia

  • Refugee Support Action Plans for 2022, 2023 and 2024
  • Personal identity number assigned to ~50 000 civilians of Ukraine; ~53 000 residence documents (visas and residence permits) issued with the right to employment
  • Self-employment or start-up allowances to ~14 500 civilians of Ukraine
  • Under the European funds for > 40 000 Ukrainian residents: >156 500 food packages, 79 000 hygiene and household goods packages, > 10 500 educational supplies packages
  • Childcare allowance for 314 Ukrainian children, state family allowance for 5321 children (per month)
  • Total of EUR 8 million for State Social Insurance Agency benefits
  • Total of EUR 48 million for municipal allowances and support provided by municipalities
  • A scholarship fund for Ukrainian students and researchers up to EUR 522 thousand for education and scientific research
  • 5325 Ukrainian children studied in pre-schools, general education schools, vocational education institutions of Latvia
  • EUR 21.5 million for education of Ukrainian civilians, including funding for teachers, sport, various support measures, etc.
  • EUR 4 million for free of charge Latvian language courses for adults close to place of residence in the regions for Ukrainian refugees in 2023, in 2024 – EUR 4.6 million planned
  • EUR 2 million for cultural orientation events for Ukrainian population (EUR 4.4 million planned in 2024)
  • State Culture Capital Foundation “Creative Scholarship Programme for Ukrainian Citizens”
  • TV and radio news in Ukrainian, free terrestrial TV broadcasting of Ukrainian channel ‘Ukraine 24’
  • > 100 cultural events in support of Ukraine – for solidarity, donations and socialisation
  • Free visits to state museums for Ukrainian refugees
  • EUR 784 thousand for public media for cultural orientation and inclusion of Ukrainian civilians
  • Video about 30 values of the Latvian Cultural Canon in Ukrainian


Latvian society and non-governmental sector

  • Housing, volunteering, humanitarian aid, support and community building activities etc.
  • EUR 2.5   million — hygiene products, small household appliances, warm soup (Ziedot.lv) and individual support in cases of disease or socially acute cases for 21 275 Ukrainian refugees in Latvia
  • > 150 humanitarian aid points across Latvia (palidzibaskarte.lv)

Aid of EUR 12 million for development of Ukraine

  • EUR 6.3 million for development cooperation projects of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) for the reconstruction of Ukraine, especially the Chernihiv Oblast
  • EUR 4 million to the Ministry of Economics for the involvement of Latvian entrepreneurs in the reconstruction of Ukraine and Chernihiv Oblast in particular
  • EUR 650 thousand of support by the MFA to victims of hostilities, in cooperation with Businesses for Peace, ensuring the reconstruction of houses in Chernihiv Oblast
  • EUR 553 thousand for development cooperation projects of the MFA in Ukraine in support of rehabilitation of victims of Russia's war, as well as Ukraine’s Euro-integration process and reforms
  • EUR 688 thousand of support for development of Ukraine – water and electricity supply facilities, demining robot, school buses, reconstruction of the gas supply etc. (Ziedot.lv)
  • Ministry of Culture in cooperation with Riga Technical University assists Ukraine in the preservation of cultural monuments

International contributions EUR 36 million

The European Peace Facility, the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development, the International Criminal Court, UN Children’s Fund, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UN Women in Ukraine, Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sexual Violence Conflicts, Council of Europe Register of Damage for Ukraine to document damages for Ukraine caused by Russia; Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine for 2023-2026; NATO Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL), initiative ‘Grain from Ukraine’, World Bank Ukraine Trust Fund for Recovery, Reconstruction and Reform, World Bank International Development Association ‘Crisis Support Programme’, OECD Ukraine Support Program, European Investment Bank Trust Fund "European Union for Ukraine" etc.

Thanks to everyone who supports Ukraine and helps war refugees!

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