Ukraine and Lithuania Solidify Defense Strategies in Key Meeting

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.11 - 2024 2:43 PM CET

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The Ukrainian and Lithuanian Presidents have deliberated on strengthening EU and NATO cooperation.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi met with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausieda in Vilnius, where they discussed steps to bolster political cooperation within the frameworks of the European Union and NATO.

The meeting occurred prior to their participation in the Trimore summit, focusing on regional security and cooperation.

"The main topic is our common strength," Zelenskyi noted, as reported by Ukrinform.

Strategic Discussions Amidst Ongoing Conflict

During their discussion, Zelenskyi updated Nausieda on the recent Russian military strikes and expressed Ukraine’s urgent need for enhanced air defense capabilities.

The Ukrainian President detailed the battlefield situation and outlined the country's weapons priorities.

"I am grateful for the readiness to help and increase the possibilities of supply and production of weapons and ammunition for the protection of our common security," stated President Zelenskyi.

According to Ukrinform, the leaders explored potential avenues for ramping up the production of necessary weaponry in both countries.

President Nausieda separately addressed the efforts of international partners in supplying Ukraine with essential arms and ammunition, reinforcing the collective endeavor to bolster Ukraine’s defensive posture.

Peace Efforts and Bilateral Security

The meeting also served as a platform to discuss the Ukrainian Peace Formula, with preparations for the upcoming Global Peace Summit in Switzerland being a key topic of conversation. This summit is part of broader efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict.

In related developments, President Zelenskyi, along with Latvian President Edgars Rinkevichs, signed a bilateral security agreement.

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