President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis.
The President thanked Lithuania for its continued support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for supporting Ukraine in the implementation of the strategy of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
"Ukraine must be a member of the European Union. Thank you also for supporting Ukraine's accession to NATO. We expect that after receiving the status of a partner with enhanced opportunities, Ukraine should receive a MAP. And in the future we see ourselves as members of NATO," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President also noted the importance of the support for the position of the Ukrainian state on opposing the Nord Stream 2 project and preserving energy security in Europe.
"I want to thank you for the sanctions policy over the temporary occupation of Crimea, the war in Donbas and for the sake of Europe's energy security," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President stressed that he expects the personal participation of the President of Lithuania in the festivities on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence and in the Crimean Platform summit to be held in Kyiv in August 2021.
The interlocutors discussed the situation in Ukraine and Lithuania due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by the leaders of both countries to overcome the pandemic and ensure the protection of citizens. Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked for help in speeding up the supply of more vaccines and offered the assistance of Ukraine in its mass production if necessary. He recalled how at the beginning of the pandemic Ukraine supported some European Union countries by providing personal protective equipment and medical workers’ assistance.