Notably, both parties, the EU and Ukraine, damned Putin’s attempt to break the Minsk Agreement and issue Russian passports to Ukrainian citizens living in Donbas.
25 April 2019 – 18:10
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius.
The President expressed gratitude for Lithuania’s consistent support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as the clear position of the Lithuanian party in countering the aggressive policy of Russia.
The parties condemned the recent decision of the President of the Russian Federation on a simplified procedure for the issuance of Russian passports to the citizens of Ukraine living in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions temporarily occupied by Russia.
The parties called it a deliberate and illegitimate step by the Kremlin, which directly contradicts the Minsk agreements and undermines the peace process in Donbas.
The Head of State is convinced that the international community should react to such destructive actions of Russia during today’s session of the UN Security Council convened on the initiative of Ukraine.
The President of Ukraine called on the EU to increase sanctions against Russia during the next revision of the given regime in June.
The Lithuanian side commended personal contribution of Petro Poroshenko to the free and fair nature of the presidential elections in Ukraine, which showed that the country is confidently developing in a democratic way.