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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine09.02.2017, 13:05

Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov held a meeting with Minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov held a meeting with Minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius.

During the meeting, the interlocutors discussed the issues of escalation in Donbas that has taken place over the past weeks as a result of the increase in the number of provocations by Russian hybrid troops. The parties also paid significant attention to discussing the questions of enhancing Ukrainian-Lithuanian cooperation, particularly in the military-technical sphere.

Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine informed the Minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania about «the expansion of the Russian Federation's military potential in the east of Ukraine, aggressive actions of Russian hybrid troops in Donbas and provocations, in particular, against civilians". "Every day new equipment and weapons are supplied to Donbas from Russia: self-propelled guns, multiple launch rocket systems, howitzers, etc.", - he noted.

Moreover, the interlocutors discussed the issue of granting the visa-free regime to Ukraine. According to the Minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania, Ukraine has "all chances to get the visa-free regime in the nearest time".

Linas Linkevicius also stressed that "Lithuania has been and remains Ukraine's devoted friend". "We appreciate the efforts of your country in defending your European choice and are ready to further help you on your way to Europe", - the Minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania emphasized.