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President meets with ’crucified’ Ukraine protester

  • 2014-02-10
  • From wire reports, VILNIUS

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite has met with Dmytro Bulatov, the leader of AutoMaidan, who is undergoing medical treatment in Lithuania after being allegedly tortured for his role in the Ukraine protests.

The situation in Ukraine was discussed as well as the initiative of AutoMaidan and the role of the European Union (EU) in solving crisis in Ukraine.

"Ukrainian people fight for the future of democracy in their country. A peaceful solution to the political crisis must be found as soon as possible to ensure political, economic and social stability in Ukraine," said Grybauskaite. 

The EU is ready to assist in any way possible the Ukrainian authorities and the opposition to reach agreement and solution to the political crisis." 

Bulatov thanked the president for the Lithuanian support for injured Euromaidan protesters and for opportunity to receive treatment in Lithuania.

Four injured Euromaidan protesters have arrived in Lithuania for treatment. According to the president, our country is ready to continue providing victims with medical treatment.

Bulatov claims he had nails dug in to him and he was left for dead by anonymous attackers.

Last week, Grybauskaite discussed the situation in Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.