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2015.12.03 09:01

Petro Poroshenko visit in Vilnius

Algirdas Acus 2015.12.03 09:01

Among the main topics discussed by both leaders was the fragile truce in Eastern Ukraine and Ukraine's readiness to implement the Free Trade Agreement with EU that will enter into force starting 2016.

Among the main topics discussed by both leaders was the fragile truce in Eastern Ukraine and Ukraine's readiness to implement the Free Trade Agreement with EU that will enter into force starting 2016.

The cultural cooperation program for 2016-2020 between two countries was signed. Both presidents have also opened Lithuania-Ukraine economic forum in Vilnius.

Lithuania is a strong proponent of Ukraine's integration in the EU and is assisting the implementation of necessary reforms by sharing experience, providing expertise and financial help.

The president of Ukraine is also going to meet with Parliament Speaker Loreta Graužinienė and Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius.

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Soundbite (Ukrainian)

PETRO POROSHENKO, President of Ukraine:
(Translation based on synchronic official translation)

President, I wanted to thank you for your firm position when it comes to protesting the idea of Russian participation in the grand coalition against terrorism, which would include Russian Federation. Your position was very clear that aggressor against Ukraine only pretends it can join Western coalition. We are not against some coordination in actions, but no such coalition can be effective.

Soundbite (Lithuanian)

DALIA GRYBAUSKAITĖ, President of Lithuania:
The situation in Ukraine and Russian activity in Ukraine will never let us forget Ukraine. Russian activity in other regions in the world does not let us forget Ukraine, as well. The position of EU and its attention and help continues, from economic cooperation to security issues. Russia itself with its own activities does not let us forget Ukraine.