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[APH] New OC/Canon Ship aww yeeaahh by melonstyle [APH] New OC/Canon Ship aww yeeaahh by melonstyle
my titles are so inspiring i hope they bring about world peace d'aww ^___^


Latvia / Kosovo OC! Otherwise known as LatKo. Or LatKoso. Or KosoVia. Gosh. Name potential everywhere.

So uh, one of the things I like about them is the whole 'tall girl/short guy' dynamic. But I also think their personalities would mesh well together, ahaha.

But it's not just that! They're actually accurate, gasp!


Kosovan–Latvian relations are foreign relations between the Republic of Kosovo and Latvia. Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008 and Latvia recognized it on 20 February 2008. Latvian and Kosovan governments established diplomatic relations on 11 June 2008. However, Latvia's involvement in Kosovo dates back to 2000 when it first sent peacekeeping troops.

In 2000, Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga suggested that NATO's willingness to intervene in Kosovo means that the Western alliance will be prepared to come to the aid of Latvia and other East European countries should Moscow threaten them at some point in the future. She said: "Kosovo is not a member of the NATO alliance and yet the alliance was able to take action when it felt that, according to the principles on which it is founded, action and intervention was necessary. I would expect it to do no less anywhere else in Europe."

In November 2005, Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova met Latvian Foreign Minister, Artis Pabriks.

Following the formal recognition of Kosovo in February 2008, Latvian Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins said: "Latvia is ready to share its experience in order to facilitate Kosovo's development towards its Europeisation". The Minister also stressed the significance of Latvia's involvement in both the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX Kosovo), the key objective of which is to assist Kosovan public administration, courts, and law enforcement bodies, and in the International Steering Group for Kosovo.

In July 2008, Foreign Minister Riekstins visited Kovoso and met with President Fatmir Sejdiu, Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi and Foreign Minister Skender Hyseni. President Seijdiu said he was appreciative of the work of the representatives of the Latvian Contingent within the NATO-led peacekeeping forces (KFOR), and also the participation of Latvian experts in the EU Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) in Kosovo.

During this visit, Minister Riekstins said: "One can draw certain parallels between the history of Latvia and Kosovo, because Latvia too in the early 1990s had to start from the very beginning in the formation of state institutions, this is precisely why we are prepared to share our experience with the government of Kosovo, offering both our political and practical support."

In July 1999, the Latvian Parliament approved by a majority of 71-6 to send peacekeepers to Kosovo. In 2000, the first Latvian troops were sent to Kosovo for peacekeeping. In 2005, Latvia committed 105 troops to the peacekeeping effort in Kosovo. Latvia currently has 17 troops serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO led Kosovo Force.
taken from here!


and yeah, Latvia has been incredibly supportive of Kosovo and stuff, just looking up articles and all sorts between the two. Even cute stuff like Latvia sending police dogs for Kosovo to use to help strengthen law enforcement, bahaha. But yes, this has become one of Mel's triple threats, the other two being KorPiri and LuxLiech 8I <3

so power to you if you join me with this ship yeah//slapped

Latvia / Raivis Galante belongs to :iconhimaruyaplz:
Kosovo OC / Lindita Jashari belongs to :iconmelonstyle:
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MEW-RYE Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING! You never seem to displease me. xD
DarkSailor7 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I never knew that Latvias ministers were doing something like that, although I'm from there ! TT-TT
They look .... interesting together. Altough I was then in 6th grade I should have listened more to political talks

And, yeah, Latvia is quite helpful towards other countries! (Recently Latvia send troops to some African country to help them) Even though little country has militar stress ( yeah :D) because of American troops, Russia wanting to create new Soviet Union and by attacking Latvia first! TT-TT Latvia is on verge of war.......
melonstyle Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Yup, they were! lmao tbh I don't expect many to have known much about their relations, I only stumbled upon them at random - well, I was going to get to learning about the pair anyway because I do research my OCs and their relations, but the timing of which I stumbled upon these two was pretty random.

Ahhh, I hope Latvia doesn't get into any wars. There's already enough drama going on in Eastern Europe lately. </3
LotusDragonof5000 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I like how you tie in a bit of history to strength your ships, it helps me become a slightly smarter person with each of your OC deviations! Great work, I hope you keep making these! :)
melonstyle Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Oh yes! If I ship my OCs, I want the ship to actually have a basis. I don't like seriously crackshipping my OCs, so I love to do the research and find relations that have a positive basis to them. And thanks! :D
LullabyDance Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute <3
I only feel a bit sorry for Latvia, he really is short X'D
I can feel the love tonight~ since I watch you, my ship list is growing and growing... ^^
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
thank you! :D lmao he really is, but i like to imagine AUs where LatKo are now adults and Raivis finally becomes taller than Lindita, ahuehuehue--

lol yeah when it comes to shipping i can be pretty contagious---
LullabyDance Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
I now see a huge Raivis standing in front of me O_o I think it's something I have to get used to first... XD
Yeah, that's true XD but it's nothing bad
angelliyesmadirector Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Kosovo looks so pretty! And I approve of this! :iconishipitplz: Finally some love for the little guy.
melonstyle Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
thank you! :D and teehee, welcome aboard the ship! I agree that Latvia needs waaay more love XD
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