Ukraine's president-elect asks for continued support from Lithuania

  • 2019-04-26
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Ukraine's president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky has asked Lithuania to continue supporting Kiev.

"Support at the international level would probably be helpful, which is what Lithuania has been doing for Ukraine. Lithuania is an advocate of Ukraine in EU and NATO matters," he told a Delfi TV program on Thursday.  

Zelensky thanked Vilnius for helping troops in eastern Ukrainian and for providing medical treatment to injured soldiers in Lithuania. 

"If we continue moving at this pace, or perhaps even at a broader one, I think we'll be very grateful," he said. 

The president-elect, who will take office in late May, met with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius in Kiev on Thursday. 

Zelensky won last Sunday's runoff election with 73 percent of the vote, defeating the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, with 24 percent.