Rinkēvičs also pointed out the need for the European Council to agree on Ukraine being granted the status of a candidate for membership in the EU, according to an account from the Foreign Ministry.
At the meeting of #EU #GAC in #Luxembourg 🇱🇺 @edgarsrinkevics calls for work to be launched on the seventh package of 🇪🇺 sanctions against Russia and Belarus and underlines that successful implementation of current #EU sanctions must also be ensured.— Latvian MFA 🇱🇻 | #StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦 (@Latvian_MFA) June 21, 2022
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Latvia supports the European perspective for Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as Moldova and Ukraine being given candidacy status to join the EU, the Foreign Minister said.
The European Council will meet on June 23 and 24.
"Edgars Rinkēvičs called for work to be launched on preparations for the seventh package of EU restrictive measures against Russia and Belarus," the account said, without quoting him directly.