Lithuanian diplomats, together with members of Lithuanian communities, showed solidarity with Ukraine, reminded the world about Russia’s barbaric war against Ukraine

Lithuanian diplomats, together with members of Lithuanian communities, showed solidarity with...

During the last week of February, Lithuania’s diplomatic representations all over the world took part in dozens of support events for Ukraine, showing solidarity with the country heroically resisting Russia’s full-scale war for two years.

“The involvement of Lithuanian diplomatic missions and Lithuanians in numerous support initiatives for Ukraine sets an example of unity and mobilization for the entire international community,” said Gabrielius Landsbergis, Head of Lithuania’s diplomacy,

Lithuania’s Embassy in Prague brought together the Ambassadors of 19 European Union countries - they presented a portable electronic warfare anti-drone device - EDM4S SkyWiper, produced in Lithuania. This week, the gift was handed over to the Ukrainian Embassy in the Czech Republic.

Lithuania’s Embassy in Sweden invited the European Union diplomats in Sweden to volunteer at the Ukrainian Volunteer Hub in Stockholm. They packed humanitarian aid shipments to Ukraine and wove camouflage nets used by Ukrainian soldiers at the front.

Lithuanian Ambassadors in the Czech RepublicGreeceKazakhstan, the South African Republic, and NATO, together with diplomats of other countries, has published joint articles and statements to remind the international community about the brutal crimes of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Lithuanian diplomats in the United Arab Emirates invited diplomats and journalists from the EU, NATO, G7, UAE and other like-minded countries to an event in Abu Dhabi. Children from Ukraine participated in the event and helped to convey the message of Russia’s brutal actions in Ukraine and against Ukraine.

Lithuania’s Consulate in Valencia and the Lithuanian Embassy in Paris launched photo exhibitions supporting the fight of the Ukrainian people against Russia. The Lithuanian Consulate in Almaty, in cooperation with the Polish Consulate, is organizing a poster exhibition documenting war crimes committed by Russia. Diplomatic missions in India, the USA and the Netherlands hosted the screenings of the documentaries Mariupol 2 (directed by Mantas Kvedaravičius) and 20 Days in Mariupol (directed by Mstyslav Chernov). On behalf of the Friends of Ukraine Group, the Permanent Delegation of Lithuania to UNESCO, in collaboration with colleagues from Canada, organized a screening of a film about the destruction of the Ukrainian culture for the UNESCO secretariat, diplomats, and media representatives.

The Embassy of Lithuania in Greece and the Center for International Strategic Analyses (KEDISA) co-organized a webinar titled: “The challenge of effective imposition of Western sanctions against Russia”, while political experts from Lithuania, Poland, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine met in Copenhagen to participate in a discussion “Being Russia’s Neighbor”.

Lithuanian diplomats in Dublin and members of the Ukrainian community participated in the “Walk With Ukraine” march, which attracted 5,000 participants.

Lithuanian diplomats and members of Lithuanian communities in Canberra, London, Madrid, and Washington, D.C. participated in the PUT IN Jail rally. They urged Lithuanians to join the fundraising campaign Radarom and other support initiatives for Ukraine.