11 March 2022
Latvia recently issued a block of three stamps, and ‘a special explanatory coupon’, in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with half of the proceeds from sales going to the charity fund Ziedot.lv programme in support of Ukraine.
The stamp block features the national flags of Ukraine and Latvia, Ukraine’s Independence Monument in Kiev and Latvia’s Freedom Monument in Riga as well as inscriptions in Ukrainian and Latvian saying ‘We Are with You!’ and ‘Glory to Ukraine!’
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According to Latvijas Pasts, the planned print run of the stamp block is 20,000 copies, and the print run of the cover is 800 copies.
The face value of each of the stamps included in the block is €1.44, and it can be used to send an ordinary letter weighing up to 20 grams to the countries in Groups 2 and 4, which includes Ukrain.
The new philatelic releases have been designed by the artist Ģirts Grīva.