The Hill of Three Crosses monument. Photo by Saulius Ziura

The Hill of Three Crosses monument, the Presidential Palace, and the Cathedral in Vilnius, Lithuania, were all lit up in green, white, and red recently. In this way, Lithuania’s capital has expressed its solidarity with Italy which is mourning the loss of thousands of its citizens due to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease, according to Go Vilnius, official development agency of the City of Vilnius.

“In this critical situation, we are battling an invisible enemy behind closed borders. We want to show our unity which has no borders and we are sending a message of support for the Italian people,” says Remigijus Simasius, Mayor of Vilnius.   

Ann Charles
Ann Charles is UN Bureau Chief of "Baltic Review" based in New York City. She covers diplomatic activities at United Nations Headquarters in New York and the world body's work in human rights, education, culture, the environment, and tourism, among other global concerns.

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