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Lithuanian Seimas in resolution calls for Ukraine to join NATO

Sep 19, 2023

On Tuesday, September 19, the Lithuanian Seimas adopted a resolution calling on the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance to invite Ukraine to join NATO during the Washington Summit.

This was reported by LRT.

The resolution was voted for by 122 members of the Sejm who took part in the voting.

"Ukraine is a security provider, so its membership in NATO will strengthen the Alliance, be much more effective and cost less than the current support for Ukraine's self-defense. With Ukraine's full support through practical means, including NATO's political support, it would be right to invite Ukraine to join NATO," the document says.


Presenting the resolution, the Chairman of the Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs, Žygimantas Pavilionis, noted that not only Lithuanian MPs, but also those who signed the Lithuanian Independence Act - Vytautas Landsbergis, Emanuelis Zingeris, Albinas Januska, and Petras Vaitiekūnas - took part in the preparation of this document.

"We hope that what was not done in Vilnius will be achieved in Washington in ten months," Pavilionis emphasized.

He emphasized that if Ukraine's membership in NATO is not secured, there is a threat of a "bad peace" that will affect Lithuania's security.

Author - Olena Madiak, 19/09/2023

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