Lithuanian support for Ukraine gives us strength

| Šaltinis:

During his official visit to the Republic of Lithuania, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.

The parties discussed topics important for the security and development of the two nations, as well as for relations with other countries of the free world.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that his first foreign visit in the year 2024 was to friendly Lithuania, and it was a visit of gratitude and shared confidence of the nations bordering Russia.

“The principal thing our negotiations have always been based on is confidence. We will be able to defend our independence. We will be able to secure our statehood. We stand together and maintain our unity. And every manifestation of support for Ukraine is also, ultimately, support for Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, and every state that is and will be independent despite any ambitions of Russia,” the President of Ukraine emphasized during a meeting with media representatives following the talks with President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda in Vilnius and added that unity gives common strength.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulated Gitanas Nausėda and the entire people of Lithuania on the upcoming Defenders of Freedom Day, celebrated on January 13.

The Head of State emphasized that this year would be pivotal in many ways for Ukraine, Lithuania and all partners in the free world. Therefore, this year, decisions must be passed in favor of freedom, integrity of our states, protection of our cultures and a just peace for every nation.

“During the war, we have already proved that Russia can be stopped. We have proved that Russia can be pushed back. And now the task is to prove that we can claw back peace from Russia’s hands for ourselves, the peace we want – a just peace – and security for our nations – the security we need, lasting security,” he said.

During the meeting, Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed the President of Lithuania of the events at the front and thanked him for all the defense support provided.