On Thursday, April 15, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal met with the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs, Foreign Minister of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, as well as Deputy Foreign Minister of Estonia Rein Tammsaar.
The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Taran and the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasyl Bondar.
Denys Shmyhal noted the importance of such a visit against the background of the ongoing Russian escalation and the increase in the military presence along Ukraine's borders.
"We highly appreciate the firm and unchanging position of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on all international platforms in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and in the context of the ongoing armed aggression against our state. We are grateful to the Baltic countries for their support of Ukraine in such difficult times. This demonstrates the high level of our partnership and friendship," said Denys Shmyhal.
Also, the Prime Minister noted that Ukraine highly appreciates the assistance and support of our country's European integration and Euro-Atlantic aspirations. According to the Head of the Ukrainian Government, Euro-Atlantic integration is a priority of Ukraine's foreign policy.
"We have offered NATO allies 10 steps to back Ukraine in this situation. We stand ready to develop and strengthen our bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field of security and defense, counter hybrid threats and coordinate efforts to address common security challenges," said Denys Shmyhal.
According to the Prime Minister, Ukraine also calls on the Alliance to strengthen cooperation, in particular in terms of expanding participation in joint military exercises.
During the meeting, the Foreign Ministers of Lithuania and Latvia, as well as the Deputy Foreign Minister of Estonia assured of the unwavering support for Ukraine, its territorial integrity and sovereignty.