Lithuanian PM, in Kyiv, pays tribute to Ukrainians killed in war with Russia

  • 2023-11-24
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte in Kyiv on Friday paid tribute to those who lost their lives defending Ukraine against Russia.  

"At my first stop in Kyiv today, I paid respects to men and women who sacrificed their lives defending the most fundamental rights of a nation: to exist and to live in freedom," Simonyte posted on the X social platform. 

"They gave their lives to also defend all of us. The only way to achieve lasting and just peace is by helping Ukraine win as soon as possible, regain its full territorial integrity, serve international justice, and rebuild stronger," she added. 

The prime minister's visit to Kyiv is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. She said earlier that she was planning to meet with Ukrainian leaders and attend an event of the Ukrainian Grain initiative.

In Kyiv, Simonyte is also to meet with the community of the Center for Baltic Studies at Taras Shevchenko National University and attend a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the Holodomor.