Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine signals an irreversible turning point for European and global security. Along with other NATO member countries, Latvia has reinforced its deterrence and defence. Effective implementation of defence plans, increased investment in the defence industry, fair burden sharing and a long-term strategy of containment towards Russia are now a priority for the Alliance.

President Rinkēvičs will discuss Latvia’s enduring support in defending Ukraine’s right to exist as a sovereign and democratic country, NATO’s role in protecting the rules-based international order, and the future of Baltic and broader European security.

A drinks reception will follow from 18:15 to 19:30 BST.

Joining Instructions

This in-person only members’ event will take place at RUSI, 61 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET. If you have any questions regarding this event, please email [email protected].

About the speaker

His Excellency Edgars Rinkēvičs

His Excellency Edgars Rinkēvičs

President of the Republic of Latvia

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