President Zelenskyy Pays Unannounced Visit to Lithuania

Wednesday, 10 January 2024

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has arrived in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius on an unannounced visit.

"Our reliable friends and fundamental partners are Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. Later, I will be in Tallinn and Riga, and today – Vilnius," Zelenskyy said on Telegram.

Zelenskyy said that meetings are expected with the president, the prime minister, the speaker of the Seimas [Lithuanian parliament – ed.], and meetings with representatives of political forces, the media, and the Ukrainian community are planned as well.

The issues to be discussed are security, Ukraine’s integration into the EU and NATO, cooperation in electronic warfare and drones, and further coordination of European support.

"And, of course, our immense gratitude. For unwavering support to Ukraine throughout the entire 10 years of the war, especially now, after the start of full-scale invasion," Zelenskyy emphasised.

On 9 January, the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, citing several independent sources, reported that Zelenskyy may visit Switzerland for at least two days next week.

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