PM: ’Lithuania’s support for Ukraine will only grow’

  • 2014-09-02
  • From wire reports, VILNIUS

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius (photo: twitter)

Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius claims that ties between Vilnius and Kiev will only grow in the future amid the crisis in the east of the country.

"Many more shipments of aid will be bound for Ukraine and constant assistance will be provided," Butkevicius told the national radio LRT.

"At the Government meeting we are going to discuss possible humanitarian and technical help by Lithuania. It is being coordinated with other European Union countries. Support for Ukraine will only grow."

The Prime Minister's comments come after Lithuania promised it would send Kiev humanitarian and technical aid amid the conflict in the country.

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite previously said the EU should arm Ukraine as Russia had practically waged war on Europe in sending troops in to the country. Russia has denied the claims.