Ukraine’s Zelenskiy arrives in Lithuania for summit, war in focus

By Thomson Reuters Apr 11, 2024 | 4:10 AM

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy arrived in Lithuania’s capital Vilnius on Thursday to attend a conference and meet with the leaders of several other European countries, he said in a post on social media platform X.

Leaders from a dozen states in central Europe, including Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania, are due to attend the Three Seas Summit in Vilnius on Thursday, with the war in Ukraine prominent on the agenda.

Zelenskiy will first meet with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and the two countries plan to sign a bilateral security agreement.

“The main task for now is to make every effort to strengthen our air-defence system, to meet the urgent needs of the Ukrainian Defense Forces, and to consolidate international support so that we can overcome Russian terror,” Zelenskiy said.

(Reporting by Andrius Sytas; editing by Terje Solsvik, Stine Jacobsen and Devika Syamnath)