Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Landsbergis arrives in Kyiv
On Thursday, 25 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis arrived in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. It is the 8th visit of Lithuania’s Foreign Minister to Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s brutal war. The head of Lithuania’s diplomacy will meet with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and other officials.
“We see that 2024 can be a crucial year for the war in Ukraine. And to a large extent, it depends on us. If Ukraine receives the necessary support from the West, its position in the war and the chances of victory will be greater. But more complex scenarios are also possible. The beginning of the year is a good opportunity to discuss how to work together on successful scenarios that will determine the future of Ukraine and Europe as a whole. I will talk about this first with my Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba,” Lithuania’s Foreign Minister said.
Landsbergis will also participate in signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the EU Delegation to Ukraine and the Lithuanian Central Project Management Agency on cooperation in the implementation of the EU-funded project that aims to build new shelters in Ukrainian schools. The European Union has allocated EUR 15 million to construct new school shelters in Ukraine. Lithuania will contribute an additional EUR 0.5 million and assume the responsibility for implementing the project.
On Thursday, the Foreign Minister will also meet with the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov.