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Latvian-led coalition to arm Ukraine with ‘thousands’ of drones

Latvia is building a coalition of about 20 countries who will work together to bolster Ukraine’s arsenal of drones, Bloomberg reported on Jan. 16.

Defense Minister Rustem Umverov said on Jan. 5 that Riga would helm a drone coalition in support of Ukraine’s military after talks with his Latvian counterpart Andris Spruds. The officials met in Kyiv in mid-December to discuss strategies for Ukrainian defense.

Spruds said on Jan. 16 that the coalition aims to arm Ukraine with “thousands” of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).