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Landsbergis meets with Cameron: “Ukraine needs more help, and Europe must urgently find ways to deliver it”

Created: 2024.05.08 / Updated: 2024.05.08 14:44
      Landsbergis meets with Cameron: “Ukraine needs more help, and Europe must urgently find ways to deliver it”
      Landsbergis meets with Cameron: “Ukraine needs more help, and Europe must urgently find ways to deliver it”
      Landsbergis meets with Cameron: “Ukraine needs more help, and Europe must urgently find ways to deliver it”

      On May 7, Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gabrielius Landsbergis, met with the British Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs David Cameron in London. 

      The meeting focused on military, financial, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, sanctions against Russia and preparations for the NATO summit in Washington, D.C., in July. 

      “I am delighted that Lithuania and the United Kingdom are like-minded about supporting Ukraine. All our efforts aim at securing Ukraine’s victory over the aggressor,” Landsbergis said. 

      Landsbergis and Cameron called for further strengthening of the sanctions regime against Russia. 

      “Our message to Putin is that time is not his ally. There is a need to strengthen the pressure on Russia and to seek ways to prevent the circumvention of sanctions. Russian assets frozen in the West must be transferred to Ukraine for defence and reconstruction. It is crucial for our defence industry to feel our commitment to support Ukraine and to ensure Europe’s defence in the form of long-term contracts,” the head of Lithuania’s diplomacy said. 

       Landsbergis and the British Foreign Secretary dedicated much attention to the NATO summit to be held in Washington, D.C., on 9-11 July. 

      “75 years of NATO is a beautiful and meaningful anniversary. However, in the face of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the transatlantic community as a whole, we need to prove through concrete decisions and practical actions that NATO has been and will remain the strongest collective defence alliance in the world. Lithuania already spends almost 3 % of GDP on defence. The good news is that the United Kingdom has also committed to raising defence spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP. We must continue strengthening the security of NATO’s eastern flank,” Lithuania’s Foreign Minister noted. 

       

      Photos: The U.K.’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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