The Foreign Ministry of Latvia categorically condemns the new escalation of violence in the east of Ukraine. It becomes increasingly obvious that pro-Moscow terrorist groups with their attacks in Mariupol and elsewhere in eastern Ukraine, by targeting civilians in an inhumane and cynical manner, also demonstrate beyond a doubt that Russia is not interested in a peaceful resolution of the conflict.
"Peace initiatives" proposed by Russia and involvement in multilateral negotiations have possibly been only simulation and a mask for real action.
Those who trigger aggression must be aware that the international community will react decisively and firmly to escalations of conflict.
These developments are expected to be discussed by the UN Security Council, and Latvia calls for urgently convening an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council.