May 12, 2022, 12:43

Lithuania was first country to help Ukraine — Ukrainian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Lithuania

Lithuania was the first country to deliver Stinger man-portable air-defense systems to Ukraine and give up russian gas, Petro Beshta, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Lithuania said at a briefing in Media Center Ukraine. 

«Lithuania was the first EU state to impose embargo on russian energy products. Lithuania was the first to declare an ambassador from the russian federation a persona non grata. It happened about a month ago. The first Foreign Minister to visit Ukraine during the war was the Lithuanian minister,» — Petro Beshta said. 

According to him, Lithuania has adopted six declarations in support of Ukraine since russia-Ukraine war started, including declarations that support Ukraine’s membership in the EU and protection of Ukrainian infrastructure. 

Beshta also noted that Lithuanian Seimas had recognized russia as a terrorist state and russia’s war in Ukraine as genocide.

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