Ukrainian, Lithuanian PM visit Blue/Yellow HQ, discuss civic support

  • 2024-04-05
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte and her Ukrainian counterpart Denys Shmyhal on Friday visited the Vilnius headquarters of Blue/Yellow, a the non-governmental organization on Friday and ways to further strengthen civic support, the NGO said in a statement.

Its co-founder Jonas Ohman briefed the two prime ministers and Lithuanian Ambassador to Ukraine Valdemaras Sarapinas on the organization's activities, showed them the equipment being purchased for the Ukrainians, the Radarom! safe soldier kits, and told about the training of soldiers. 

The Ukrainian prime minister thanked Blue/Yellow and the Lithuanians who support it for helping Ukrainian soldiers.

"Lithuania is one of the biggest supporters of Ukraine in the world. Lithuanians unite to support our country, and their support is reflected in the lives of Ukrainians saved on the front. This is the aid that helps us withstand the aggressor, and we are deeply grateful for it," Shmyhal said.

"Lithuania knows that Europe's future today depends on Ukrainians who are fighting for freedom on the front line. Our support for Ukraine is not just a government policy but stems from a strong, sincere sense of compassion and duty of the Lithuanian people," the Lithuanian prime minister said.

According to Laura Paukste, head of Blue/Yellow, the almost 78 million euros raised by the NGO is not only a financial contribution but also an expression of Lithuania's and the world's solidarity with Ukraine.

Blue/Yellow has been supporting Ukraine's struggle for freedom since 2014.