"Latvia recognises Russia's actions in Ukraine as targeted genocide against the Ukrainian people," the Latvian parliament said in a resolution on Thursday.
It added that Western countries should increase their military, financial, humanitarian and diplomatic backing for Ukraine and support initiatives condemning Russia's actions, the Reuters news agency reported.
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, in a tweet, thanked Latvian lawmakers for their resolution.
"Russia has long deserved this status with its actions in Ukraine and beyond," Kuleba tweeted.
"Ukraine encourages other states and organizations to follow suit," he added.
In May, Lithuanian lawmakers voted unanimously to label Moscow's assault on Ukraine as "genocide" and to denounce Russia as "a state that supports and perpetrates terrorism," according to reports at the time.
Source: IAR, PAP, Reuters