VILNIUS – Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte and Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefanishyna will discuss the situation Ukraine as the country is fighting Russia's invasion, as well as Ukraine's aspiration to join the EU.
Kyiv submitted its EU membership application after Russia started its war on Ukraine in late February, and the European Commission is due to have its say in June on granting Ukraine candidate status. Western leaders have warned that Ukraine's EU accession process could take decades.
The two politicians will also discuss Lithuanian and EU support to Ukraine and the country's humanitarian needs and reconstruction assistance, the Lithuanian government said. Moreover, they will also discuss international effort to seek accountability for Russia's war crimes, and the prospects of Ukraine-NATO relations.