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The President to the leaders of Ukraine and Poland: Challenges strengthen our strategic partnership

2021-12-02

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the recognition of the restoration of Ukraine’s Independence by Lithuania and Poland, President Gitanas Nausėda, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Polish President Andrzej Duda reiterated their commitment to maintaining and developing a close partnership within the Lublin Triangle format.

In their trilateral statement, the Presidents expressed their commitment to further developing strategic partnership between Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland based on shared values and common interests in the fields of security and defense, economy, energy, and other areas.

“The declaration and recognition of Ukraine’s Independence 30 years ago became an important milestone on the way to a full-fledged reunification of Europe, and today's topical issues only bring our countries and Europe as a whole closer together,” the President of Lithuania said.

Speaking to the leaders of Poland and Ukraine, Gitanas Nausėda pointed out that Ukraine was currently facing very serious challenges – the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, Russia’s aggressive policy, the build-up of troops on the border, and the need to continue reforms in a difficult environment – and therefore Lithuania supports Ukraine’s sovereign choice and European aspirations, which are today more important than ever.

The Presidents also discussed the Minsk regime’s hybrid attack on Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Gitanas Nausėda underlined Lithuania’s solidarity with Poland which today bears the brunt of the hybrid attack. The President noted that we needed to keep the EU and NATO focused and maintain proper solidarity and a united response to the hybrid attack.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2021.12.02 19:04

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