When UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted the Climate Summit 2014 at UN Headquarters In New York, he asked world leaders for a meaningful legal agreement in 2015. Lithuanian President Grybauskaitė attended the Climate Summit in New York during 2014, and in 2015, delivered a strong statement at COP 21 in Paris. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.
When UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted the Climate Summit 2014 at UN Headquarters In New York, he asked world leaders for a meaningful legal agreement in 2015. Lithuanian President Grybauskaitė attended the Climate Summit in New York during 2014, and in 2015, delivered a strong statement at COP 21 in Paris. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

Lithuanian President urged all the political forces in Ukraine to stop the further escalation of conflict

President Dalia Grybauskaitė summoned the Ukrainian Ambassador to Lithuania Valeriy Zhovtenko over the situation in Ukraine.

The President condemned in the strongest terms the violence used against the Euromaidan protesters and urged all the political forces in Ukraine to stop the further escalation of conflict.

Peaceful negotiations between the Ukrainian authorities and the opposition, the President underlined, is the only way to find a solution to the current crisis.

“Lithuania has always supported and will continue to support Ukraine’s democratic and European aspirations. We are ready to help the Ukrainian people and to accept the injured for medical treatment in Lithuania,” the President said.

The media reports that five persons have been killed during protests in Ukraine, dozens are missing and several hundred have been injured. There are also reports of attacks on and violence against journalists.