Parubiy at the meeting with the speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas noted the potential of Baltic-black sea Union

Парубий на встрече со спикером Сейма Литвы отметил потенциал Балто-Черноморского союза

Photo: press service of the Verkhovna Rada

Meeting Parubiy and the speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Vilnius, 28.11.16
Парубий на встрече со спикером Сейма Литвы отметил потенциал Балто-Черноморского союза

Парубий на встрече со спикером Сейма Литвы отметил потенциал Балто-Черноморского союза

Photo: press service of the Verkhovna Rada

Meeting Parubiy and the speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Vilnius, 28.11.16
Парубий на встрече со спикером Сейма Литвы отметил потенциал Балто-Черноморского союза

Парубий на встрече со спикером Сейма Литвы отметил потенциал Балто-Черноморского союза

Photo: press service of the Verkhovna Rada

Meeting Parubiy and the speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Vilnius, 28.11.16
Парубий на встрече со спикером Сейма Литвы отметил потенциал Балто-Черноморского союза

Парубий на встрече со спикером Сейма Литвы отметил потенциал Балто-Черноморского союза

Photo: press service of the Verkhovna Rada

Meeting Parubiy and the speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Vilnius, 28.11.16
Парубий на встрече со спикером Сейма Литвы отметил потенциал Балто-Черноморского союза

Парубий на встрече со спикером Сейма Литвы отметил потенциал Балто-Черноморского союза

Photo: press service of the Verkhovna Rada

Meeting Parubiy and the speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Vilnius, 28.11.16
Парубий на встрече со спикером Сейма Литвы отметил потенциал Балто-Черноморского союза

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy during his visit to the capital of Lithuania Vilnius met with the speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis. About it reports a press-service of the apparatus of the Ukrainian Parliament.

It is noted that Parubiy Pranckietis congratulated on his election to the post of Chairman of the Lithuanian Parliament. In turn, the speaker of the Seimas stressed that Ukraine and Lithuania “share a common history and desire for freedom”.

The head of the Verkhovna Rada expressed gratitude to the leadership and the deputies of the Seimas of Lithuania and to the Lithuanian people for the steadfast and consistent support of Ukraine in the context of countering the ongoing military aggression of the Russian Federation, as well as for its consistent position of official Vilnius on the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea. Paruby also said that the struggle that began on Maidan, continues now, and reminded that Ukraine has to carry out important reforms in the conditions of war. “For us it is important your support and the member States of the European Union, in particular in the granting of visa-free regime, the ratification of the Association Agreement. Lithuania’s position has always been and remains decisive for us,” he said.

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Speaker of Parliament noted the “great potential” of Ukrainian-Lithuanian cooperation in the economic and military spheres and suggested a more actively build cooperation at the country level and at the level of individual regions.

In addition, Parubiy stressed the need to strengthen inter-parliamentary cooperation, in particular at the level of inter-parliamentary Assembly Ukraine – Lithuania and tripartite Assembly Ukraine-Lithuania-Poland. Also, according to him, the Union of the countries of Baltic-black sea belt “has a lot of potential in matters of transit, infrastructure, economy and security.” “This Baltic-black sea belt – was the shield of Europe. Today in Ukraine we understand that protected the entire free world. We believe that such cooperation would benefit both Ukraine and Lithuania”, – said the head of BP.

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It is reported that Parubiy wished the Lithuanian colleagues as quickly as possible to form a group of friendship and invited the speaker of the Seimas to Ukraine with official visit.

“We are disposed rather to act so that our relationship does not diminish the existing rate”, – said the speaker of Parliament.

Parubiy and Pranckietis opened in the Seimas of Lithuania thematic photo exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of establishing bilateral diplomatic relations.

Have Samas @LRSeimas vakili fotovoltaico prisvyacheno 25-LTU vbnewline dipcon mizh with Ukraine that Lithuania @LithuaniaMFA @MFA_Ukraine pic.twitter.com/T8Wa8iZL3d

— Andrew Paruby (@AndriyParubiy) 28 Nov 2016

We will remind, today, on 28 November, the Verkhovna Rada Chairman is on a visit in Lithuania. The visit is scheduled to Parubiy meeting with speaker of the Seimas Lithuania Viktoras pranckietis and the Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skordalia. In addition, the participation of the speakers of the Ukrainian and Lithuanian parliaments in the official opening ceremony of the thematic exhibition on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Lithuania, laying flowers at the monument to Taras Shevchenko and holding press conferences of Parubiy and Pranckietis.

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As reported, on 8 November, the Council of the European Union on the initiative of Lithuania adopted the decision to impose sanctions against six deputies of the State Duma elected in single-member districts in the occupied Crimea.

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