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People in the Baltic countries express their solidarity with Ukraine at events held on Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said.
Baltics express support to Ukraine as they mark 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way
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"That is why we have a fourth flag in our hands today. Today is the Day of the Ukrainian Flag. Therefore, today's celebrations in the Baltic countries mingle with the Ukrainian flag," Grybauskaitė told reporters during the Baltic Way Linkup event.

"This is good because we know that the question of whether Ukraine is free and remains free or the aggressor is still trying to dictate brutally is being decided today," she said.

The Baltic countries understand what is happening in Ukraine, the Lithuanian president said.

"We ourselves have been through this period and we wish all nations to be free and determine their own destiny. Therefore, what is happening in Ukraine is very painful to all of us. We, the Baltic countries, probably understand best of all what is happening in Ukraine and we support that nation in every way we can," she said.

On 23 August 1989, an some 2 to 2.5 million people held hands to form a 650-kilometer human chain stretching from Tallinn to Vilnius to mark 50 years since the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

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