Braže calls on countries blocking help to Ukraine to 'relent'

Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Baiba Braže went into a meeting of her European Union counterparts at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels May 27 with Ukraine top of the agenda. 

"It's crucially important that we all have unity, not only around political support for Ukraine but also around actual, practical deliverables. There are a number of issues which are being blocked in the Council so we expect those members to relent and provide that necessary military aid to Ukraine. That's why we are here," she said in comments to reporters.

Baiba Braže in discussion with Péter Szijjártó
Baiba Braže in discussion with Péter Szijjártó

Photographs showed Braže quickly engaged in discussion with Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó. Hungary has been one of the countries most reluctant to back aid for Ukraine and Prime Minister Viktor Orban continues to enjoy cordial relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite the latter's numerous war crimes.  

The situation in the Middle East was also due to be discussed along with the situation in Georgia and the "pro-European choice of the Georgian people" which she said was currently "challenged".

You can see Braže's full comments in the video above.

 

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