On 16 April Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Latvia Olexandr Mischenko presented letters of credence to President of the Republic of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis.
During the ceremony the Ambassador was accompanied by his spouse Ms Myroslava Mischenko and diplomats of the Embassy – First Secretary Alisa Podolyak, First Secretary Oleksandr Sirenko and Defence Attaché Oleksandr Koberskyi.
During the short meeting after the letters presenting ceremony Ambassador of Ukraine Oleksandr Mischenko thanked the Latvian Head of State Raimonds Vējonis for support of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine under conditions of the military expansion of Russia, cooperation within international organizations and delivery of humanitarian aid to hit regions of Ukraine and servicemen, injured in fighting the Russian aggression.
The Ukrainian Ambassador conveyed the letter, collectively signed by relatives of captured Ukrainian sailors, who are illegally imprisoned in Russia, with the request to promote diplomatic efforts of the international community in the release of Ukrainian political prisoners.
The President of Latvia commended the active bilateral dialgue and stated the readiness of Latvia to further exert every effort to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine, release of political prisoners, as well as share its reform experience.