Kuleba and Landsbergis discuss increasing defense support to Ukraine | ukraine news

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis discussed the expansion of defense support to Ukraine, including in the framework of the latest European initiative on the supply of ammunition to forces Ukrainian defence.

On March 24, 2023, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba met with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, who was on a working visit to Ukraine, reports an Ukrinform correspondent.

“We highly appreciate the European Defense Agency’s Project Arrangement for the Collaborative Procurement of 155mm Ammunition, which was signed on 20 March and has already been joined by 19 EU Member States and Norway This is truly a revolutionary step,” Kuleba said.

During the meeting, Kuleba and Landsbergis coordinated steps towards the upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius.

β€œThe fate of Europe and collective security is being decided on the battlefield in Ukraine. The best strategic solution for the return of peace and stability in Europe will be Ukraine’s membership in NATO: full, implicit and unconditional,” Kuleba stressed.

In addition, the two foreign ministers paid particular attention to Russia’s responsibility for crimes committed in Ukraine. In this regard, Kuleba and Landsbergis welcomed the arrest warrant of the International Criminal Court against Putin and noted that this decision underlines the need for the establishment of an International Special Court, which will bring Putin and other senior Russian officials to justice for the crime of aggression.

Separately, Kuleba thanked the Lithuanian side for its coordinating role in strengthening military aid, providing shelter to Ukrainian refugees, assisting the Ukrainian energy system, as well as training and dealing with Ukrainian army.

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