Lithuanian president to discuss situation in Ukraine with PMs of Estonia, Croatia, Latvia

  • 2022-04-19
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda will on Tuesday discuss the situation in Ukraine with the prime ministers of Estonia, Croatia and Latvia.

The presidential office said in a press release that the president’s agenda included separate talks with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, and Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins.

Discussions would center on assistance and the supply of weapons to Ukraine as well as on the granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate country, presidential adviser Tomas Berzinskas told BNS.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Monday that Russia had launched a major offensive into eastern Ukraine, opening a new phase of its invasion after being thwarted in efforts to capture the capital.

Ukrainian officials said that Russian forces had carried out dozens of air and artillery strikes in the eastern part of the country.