Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has said she values the US and NATO commitment to defend the countries in the Baltic region, stressing the need to help Ukraine in any way possible, as it is fighting for peace in Europe.
Prezident Dalia Grybauskaitė at a press conference with the US President Barack Obama in Tallinn
© lrp.lt nuotr.

"The open aggression from the Russian side against sovereign countries means the there is an attack not only against Ukraine, it is an attack against the peace in Europe," Grybauskaitė said in Tallinn on Wednesday.

In her words, Ukraine today is "fighting not only for its own freedom, but it is fighting instead of us for us," therefore, it is "important to support Ukrainian sovereignty, support the fight against aggression, and, of course, we need to think about further improvement of security in our region."

"We appreciate the United States bilateral commitments and NATO's commitments for our region," the president said.

"The responsibility lies on our shoulders not only to think about our region, about our countries but also about our Ukraine. Ukraine today is a front line for all of us and we need to take it very seriously and responsibly helping Ukraine in every measure available," she added.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Poland thanks Lithuania for naming Vilnius street after Kaczynski

Poland on Friday thanked Lithuania for naming a street in its capital Vilnius after late Polish...

Georgia to continue to seek integration with West after election - formin in Vilnius

Tbilisi will continue to seek integration into the West regardless of who wins next Sunday's...

Lithuanian-Polish interparlt assembly might take place this year, MP says

The Lithuanian-Polish interparliamentary assembly might gather as early as this year, Arvydas...

Polish ForMin urges Lithuania to scrap election threshold for ethnic minorities - Interview (1)

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has called on Lithuania to amend its legislation so that...

Russian-language TV channel Current Time to be launched in Lithuania

The Vilnius TV Tower is starting on Friday to re transmit Current Time , a US-funded Russian-language...