Lithuania announced its readiness to support Ukraine’s accession to the EU, – Volodymyr Zelenskyy (PHOTO)
Lithuania was the first to officially declare its readiness to support Ukraine’s accession to the European Union.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said this during his participation in festive events on the occasion of the Day of Statehood of Lithuania at the invitation of President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.
According to the President, the Day of Lithuanian Statehood is timed to coincide with the coronation of Mindaugas and his accomplishments, and Ukraine shares with its Lithuanian friends the joy of this date and feels its special significance, in particular due to the common past of our nations.
In addition, Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that Ukraine and Lithuania have a common present.
“Today, Ukraine protects its own statehood, sovereignty and territorial integrity. And all this time on this path, Lithuania has been our reliable and unchanging partner. It is obvious that only a state that has a great history of its own statehood, that highly appreciates it and knows what fighting for independence means, can sincerely support the statehood of another country, respect its struggle and protection of its own independence. Lithuania was one of the first to condemn the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. Lithuania was the first to officially declare its readiness to support Ukraine’s accession to the European Union” – the President of Ukraine emphasized.
The Head of State assured that Ukraine is grateful to Lithuania for this support.