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The President: We must send a clear message on behalf of the EU – we will support and stand by Ukraine

2022-01-26

On Tuesday, President Gitanas Nausėda spoke by phone with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

Gitanas Nausėda and the President of the European Commission discussed the tense security situation in the region – Russia’s military build-up on the border with Ukraine and in the territory of Belarus. The Lithuanian President stressed that Russia’s growing military presence in Belarus was worrying. According to Gitanas Nausėda, the main task now is the de-escalation of the current security situation.

The President stressed that the European Union’s and NATO allies’ unity, solidarity with and support to Ukraine were of utmost importance amid growing geopolitical tensions.

“We must send a clear message on behalf of the EU that we will support and stand by Ukraine and that Russia’s aggressive actions will be receive a strong response,” Gitanas Nausėda said.

The President welcomed the European Commission’s decision to provide €1.2 billion in financial assistance to Ukraine.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2022.01.26 13:22

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