Lithuania's Nauseda, Poland's Kwasniewski talk Ukraine war, historical memory

  • 2022-11-04
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda met with former Polish leader Aleksander Kwasniewski in Vilnius on Friday and discussed the ongoing war in Ukraine and the importance of historical memory.

The two leaders also talked about national security and defense and the fight against disinformation, the Lithuanian presidential press service said.

The Lithuanian president said he appreciated Poland's principled stance in the context of Russia's war in Ukraine and its solidarity with Ukraine, as well as its strong political and military support to Ukraine.

"In the context of the Russian war in Ukraine, the issues of accountability for war crimes and the fight in the information domain are of particular importance. We cannot allow the Kremlin's propaganda to freely spread lies and distort historical facts to manipulate the public opinion and justify its military aggression and other illegal actions in the international arena," Nauseda said.

"We need to pay more attention at both the national and European level on preserving historical memory," he said.

The Lithuanian president also stressed that close cooperation between Lithuania and Poland is essential to ensure regional security and stability.