On 5 June Ambassador of Ukraine to Latvia Olexandr Mischenko met with State Secretary of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Latvia Andris Pelšs, thanking him for the support of Latvia in efforts to prevent unconditional return of the Russian delegation to PACE and focusing international attention to the need to release Ukrainian political prisoners and stop ongoing violation of rights of Crimean Tatars.
Given the start of the election process in the early parliamentary election in Ukraine and interestedness of Ukraine to hold free and democratic elections, the Ambassador proposed to send Latvian observers to the international ODIHR mission, as well as within parliamentary structures.
The State Secretary emphasized that the important priority of Latvia is the stable security situation in Europe and to this end Latvia is ready to stand for more resolute international efforts to return Russia within international rules-based order and its international commitments.
The parties discussed results of EP elections, the development of bilateral high-level dialogue and the resumption of the state-funded program of treatment of Ukrainian servicemen, wounded in the Anti-Terrorist Operation and the Joint Forces Operation.
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