Some practical information, websites you may find useful and ways you can help are outlined below:
State Revenue Service has published information on a phone number you can call to ask questions regarding tax related questions in providing donations and support to Ukraine and Ukrainians. The number is 67120012.
This website has been set up to help people from Ukraine find jobs in Latvia. Please note this is a privately hosted and crowdsourced platform, managed by ERDA, Helve and The Red Jackets. There is also a FAQ section.
Finance Latvia: In support of the Ukrainian people, several banks have introduced simplified procedures for drawing up a current account and payment card for Ukrainian refugees who have found a safe haven in Latvia.
This Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia website has information concerning sanctioned entities, lists of natural and legal persons or other identifiable entities with both international and national sanctions against them.
Latvian State will provide Ukrainian citizens fleeing military conflict with accommodation, food and other relevant assistance. In order to stay and work in Latvia, Ukrainian citizens will be granted long–term visas in relation to the right to employment in Latvia.
The Latvian investment and development agency has a phone number active where they will consult businesses regarding problem-situations while doing business in Russia, Belarus or Ukraine. The number is +371 68803505 (it is active from Mon to Fri 8:30-17:00)
Companies are being asked to give information on what help they can offer to Ukrainians. Donating goods such as medical supply, non-perishable food, fuel are extremely important. Companies can also give information on what vacancies/ work opportunities can be offered to Ukrainian refugees.
FICIL has asked companies to fill out a short survey to let us know of what effect the ongoing military conflict will have on the business community and ask any relevant questions so we can swiftly gather information. Feel free to contact FICIL Office at any point at email@example.com. We will help as much as we can or we will put you in touch with people or institutions who can help.
A press conference took place on 1 March 15:00 to inform on the sanctions being imposed on Russia following the invasion of Ukraine. This was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and FCMC.
Individual persons or companies can also provide information on how they could help Ukrainian refugees (ether by providing shelter, food, clothes, medical assistance etc.) You can fill out a survey notifying this organisation on what help you may offer.
The Ministry of Defence of Latvia has created a booklet “What to do in case of a crisis” which is designed to give advice on how to handle a sudden and serious deterioration in the civil security situation.