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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine08.12.2017, 14:13

Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov met with Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Lithuania Jonas Vytautas Zukas

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov held a meeting with Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Lithuania Jonas Vytautas Zukas.

The interlocutors discussed the situation in the East of Ukraine, which has developed as a result of Russia's aggression. According to Mr. Turchynov, Russian hybrid troops keep up conducting aggression in Donbas.

Moreover, the issues of countering cyberaggression, reforming the Ukrainian security and defense sector, the experience of the transition of the Lithuanian Armed Forces to NATO standards, cooperation in strategic communications and intensifying the activities of the joint Ukrainian-Lithuanian-Polish Brigade were also considered.

"Lithuania's help is extremely important and valuable to us", - Mr. Turchynov said stressing that Lithuania has always been one of the most reliable friends of Ukraine. "We felt the support of Lithuania during the Revolution of Dignity and from the first days of Russian aggression", - he added.

In his turn, Mr. Zukas emphasized the importance for Lithuania to cooperate with Ukraine: "We understand where the destiny of Europe is being solved now".

Thanking the NSDC Secretary for cooperation, the Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Lithuania stressed that his country "understands that we must jointly defend our common values".

"We are always ready to support Ukraine because we understand that we have a single geopolitical space and common threats", - he summarized.