The Latvian Defense Ministry has confirmed that Latvian military personnel have been sent to Ukraine to perform “auxiliary functions” such as guarding the embassy, Delfi reports quoting the agency.
The ministry stressed that the Latvian army is not taking part in the hostilities. The Defense Ministry did not specify the number of troops in Ukraine and did not release details of their service.
Previously, secret Pentagon documents entered the network, one of which said, that in Ukraine there are servicemen from Great Britain (50 people), Latvia (17 people), France (15 people), the United States (14 people) and the Netherlands ( 1 person). What exactly are they doing in Ukraine, the document does not specify.
At the beginning of April became known on a major leak of secret Pentagon documents, which outlined US and NATO plans to bolster the forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces ahead of the counteroffensive.
Experts noted that the documents that entered the network were partially modified. Among other things, they overestimated the number of Ukrainians killed during the war and underestimated the losses of the Russian army. It is also possible that the documents were published as part of a disinformation campaign.
April 8 The New York Times reported on a new batch of secret documents found on the net. April 10 U.S. Department of Justice began investigate what happened.