Lithuania won't get tired supporting Ukraine – Nauseda in Kyiv

  • 2022-07-28
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuania will never get tired supporting Ukraine and the war will not become an everyday reality for it, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, currently in Kyiv, has vowed.

"We will not get tired, we will not forget, and the war in Ukraine will never become an everyday reality for us, we will not let others, both in the East and in the West, get tired and forget," Nauseda told a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Thursday.

The Lithuanian leader has no doubt that Ukraine will win the war started by Russia, but it's difficult to say when.

"I know that victory will come, that you deserve it, but it's difficult to say today when it will be achieved. I want that to happen as soon as possible", the president said.

He also thanked the Ukrainian people for their "heroic and very decisive" resistance to Russia's aggression as it also shows Lithuania how precious freedom is.

"Lithuania has always been and will always be with you, and the freedom and independence of your country as well as the security and well-being of your people are of the utmost importance to us. We have suffered too much in our history, we have experienced a lot of oppression, suffering, injustice and we can understand your suffering like no one else," the Lithuanian president said.

In his words, Lithuania "chose its friends a long time ago" and will never betray them. 

"My country remains one of Ukraine's main allies, we have provided bilateral assistance, we have transferred money, but money and euros are probably not important as the most important thing is that we do it from the bottom of our hearts," the Lithuanian leader said.

Earlier in the day, the Lithuanian president also addressed the Verkhovna Rada and met with President Zelensky.

Nauseda informed Zelensky that additional armored personnel carriers and a package of combat training ammunition allocated by Lithuanian will soon reach Ukraine. Lithuanian-made anti-drones will also be delivered shortly.