On August 4, Minister of Defence of Ukraine Andrii Taran held a meeting with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Ukraine Valdemaras Sarapinas.
Andrii Taran congratulated Valdemaras Sarapinas on his appointment, wished him success in his work and assured Lithuanian Ambassador of his readiness to provide comprehensive support in the context of bilateral cooperation.
During the meeting, the parties reaffirmed their interest in developing dialogue within regional projects and initiatives, as well as exchanged views on further development of regional cooperation, and noted the importance of developing new security projects aimed at addressing existing challenges and threats.
In this context, the parties agreed on the importance of LITPOLUKRBRIG's activities for ensuring stability and maintaining security in the region.
Special attention during the meeting was paid to the state of implementation of defence reform, as well as discussion of its directions and results.
Ukrainian Defence Minister expressed words of gratitude to the Lithuanian partners for advisory assistance aimed at the implementation of the defence reform, noting the active role of the Lithuanian side in the activity of the working group on the assessment of the system of professional military education.
Following the meeting, the parties agreed to continue work in the areas of transformation of military education, training of units, NCO Corps, cyber security and SOF development. During the talks, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Ukraine noted that the Republic of Lithuania will support Ukraine in the fight against the aggression of the Russian Federation, as well as the continuation of sanctions until Ukrainian territory is occupied by the aggressor.