Baltic, Ukrainian, French ministers to discuss security situation in Vilnius

  • 2024-03-08
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis will meet his Estonian, Latvian, French and Ukrainian counterparts in Vilnius on Friday to discuss support for Ukraine and European security issues, the Foreign Ministry says.

The meeting follows last week's announcement by French President Emmanuel Macron that the possibility of sending Western troops to Ukraine in the future could not be ruled out.

After a meeting of more than 20 European heads of state and government and other Western officials, the French leader said "we will do anything we can to prevent Russia from winning this war".

Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas says troops from NATO countries could be sent to Ukraine to train Ukrainians, not for combat operations.

Meanwhile, the White House said earlier this week that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky never asked for Western troops to fight against Russian invasion.