On March 25, 2014, political consultations between Ukraine and the Republic of Lithuania at the level of Deputy Foreign Ministers were held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The Ukrainian side was headed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danylo Lubkivsky, the Lithuanian - by Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrius Krivas.
Vice-Minister Andrius Krivas emphasized that the leadership of the Lithuanian state unconditionally supports independence, sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Ukraine and does not recognize the illegitimate accession of the Crimea’s territory to Russia. The Lithuanian side called for the international community not to recognize the annexation of Crimea and to undertake relevant resolute efforts in response to the aggressive actions of Russia.
The parties discussed the priority topics of the Ukraine-Lithuania relations in the political, trade and economic, defence, cultural and humanitarian spheres. They also outlined a high level bilateral visits schedule.
The possibilities of the practical cooperation at the bilateral level were considered in the context of Ukraine’s European integration, in particular an exchange by the official Vilnius of its Eurointegration experience with our country.
Vice-Minister Andrius Krivas invited his Ukrainian colleague Danylo Lubkivsky to visit the Republic of Lithuania for continuing fruitful dialogue on all topics of mutual interest. The invitation was gladly accepted.