On 25 April, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius in Kyiv met with the newly elected Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. Lithuanian edition DELFI interviewed the elected President Vladimir Zelensky.
Linkevicius – the first representative of the West, met with Zelensky after the election. Linkevičius Zelensky and exchanged gifts. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania gave Zelensky periscope – device for overview of the surroundings from the shelter. The newly elected President of Ukraine gave the Lithuanian Minister calendar with illustrations from his series “servant of the people” and t-shirts.
Vladimir Zelensky thanked Lithuania for the assistance and claimed that Lithuania is an excellent example of the Ukraine on its way to Europe.
“You know, I think it’s (Lithuania – ed.) showcase the European Union and a perfect example of how should look like a democratic state. We’re going to this. I think it is in the assistance at the international level that Lithuania is doing for Ukraine is the protector in matters of the European Union in matters of NATO. Secondly, and what we discussed today with the Minister. Help, we are really grateful for your help for our guys at the front who are defending our country in the defense process of medical rehabilitation – does much Lithuania”, -said Zelensky.
Zelensky also spoke about the political priorities, which chose his team.
“For us the most important thing – the fight against corruption. This is the number one. We understand the importance of a cease-fire. We want all our guys back home alive. And, of course, we will remember those that defended our country and gave his life – the most precious thing God gives us. But there is a global internal war in the country is corruption. Therefore, it is our priorities. Don’t struggle with it, and to overcome”, – he said.
He also said that the end had not yet believe that he is the President.
“But the thing that people believe. They proved it with their choice. I take this opportunity, cameras, live, all thanks again. And then – powers. Soon, very soon. Another month,”he said.