Latvia supports Moldova’s efforts to address the refugee crisis

According to, about 500 Ukrainian refugees, temporarily settled in the Republic of Moldova, will be taken over by Latvia. The announcement was made today, April 7th, by the country’s president, Maia Sandu, during a joint conference with the Latvian president, who is on a working visit to our country.

According to Maia Sandu, the first 30 refugees will leave the country today, with the presidential plane, which brought the Latvian president to the Republic of Moldova.

This was also confirmed by the head of the Latvian state, Egils Levits, who welcomed the attitude of solidarity and mobilization shown by our country in the process of managing the humanitarian crisis on the border with Ukraine.

“We bring our congratulations to Moldova on its prompt response to the wave of refugees from Ukraine. We know that it is not only the merit of the Government, but also of the whole society, which mobilized and received refugees in their homes. We will take 500 refugees from Moldova. Thirty of them will go with me and my delegation today,” said the Latvian president.

At the same time, he stated that he will support the Republic of Moldova in the process of joining the European Union, in the context of submitting the application for our country’s accession to the EU.

“We see Moldova as part of the European Union. Moldova is on the map of Europe. I am sure that Moldova will join Latvia in the EU and the European Council. Even in the alphabet we are together, because after “L” follows “M”. I am sure that Moldova will be in the EU family “, pointed out Levits.

Till now, around 100 thousand Ukrainian refugees are temporarily settled in the Republic of Moldova, some of whom are housed by state institutions, and others even in the homes of Moldovan citizens. The Republic of Moldova benefits from humanitarian support and assistance from the European Community, the UN and UNICEF in order to deal with this situation. At the same time, the Chisinau authorities are expressing concern about a potential new wave of refugees if Russia tries to attack eastern Ukraine.

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