On 25 November, during his working visit to Ukraine, President Edgars Rinkēvičs participated in the commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, the second International Food Security Summit "Grain from Ukraine", and met with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk.
In his address to the Food Security Summit, President Rinkēvičs condemned Russia's criminal actions in Ukraine, using hunger as a weapon. "On the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, we honour the victims of the Holodomor. Today we are witnessing once again Russia's crimes against Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. Russia is again using hunger as a weapon, but this time Ukraine is not alone, it has the support of its partners," said E. Rinkēvičs. The President of Latvia pointed out that Russia's aggression against Ukraine had a global impact, and the shortage of Ukrainian agricultural products is particularly felt by the people of the countries of the Global South. Therefore, President Rinkēvičs called for support for Ukraine’s peace formula to jointly achieve food security goals and address the global food crisis.
In his meeting with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk, the President of Latvia affirmed Latvia's solidarity with Ukraine and readiness to support it politically, economically, financially and militarily for as long as it is necessary. "Tonight, we witnessed the largest drone attack on Kyiv since the beginning of full-scale hostilities. We must provide military support to Ukraine to help not only the Ukrainian Armed Forces, but also to protect civilians," said E. Rinkēvičs. The President of Latvia also expressed his support for the opening of European Union accession negotiations with Ukraine.
At the end of his working visit, President Rinkēvičs met with the Honorary Consuls of Latvia in Ukraine, who provide significant support in humanitarian aid deliveries.