21 Jun 2018 10:09

Ukrainian president, Lithuanian FM discuss UN peacekeeping for Donbas

KYIV. June 21 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius have discussed the situation in Donbas and issues surrounding the placement of a United Nations peacekeeping mission there.

"While discussing the situation in Donbas, the sides addressed the modality of deploying a relevant peacekeeping mission of the UN there. They also discussed the possibility of gaining assistance from Lithuania and other member countries of the European Union to support residents of Donbas," the Ukrainian presidential administration said.

Poroshenko also thanked Lithuania for its active role in pursuing the policy toward Ukraine's integration into European and Euro-Atlantic organizations and for its practical help to introduce Ukraine's domestic reforms program.

"The president coordinated the positions with the Lithuanian side in the context of preparations for the Ukraine-EU summit and also in the context of [Ukraine's] participation in events as part of the NATO summit in Brussels in July 2018," it said.

The sides also reaffirmed their joint stance on the unacceptability of building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.