It is known that in early January, 13 EU members agreed on the need to provide vaccines to the "Eastern Partnership" countries.
"Lithuania is ready to share vital vaccines with our eastern partners. Technical coordination will be ensured immediately so that the first doses of the vaccine will be delivered to our eastern partners as soon as possible", according to the report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania.
According to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, the country plans to send 100,000 doses to Ukraine, 15,000 to Georgia and 11,000 to Moldova. The estimated time of delivery to Ukraine is the end of September 2021.
"Small step by LTU, hopefully our partners in Europe will join in solidarity with many more!" reports Gabrielius Landsbergis on his Twitter.
Gabrielius Landsbergis is confident that vaccination in Europe is proceeding as planned, but Europe will not be safe until its neighbors are safe.
"Our partners need many doses of vaccine. We hope that other EU member countries will follow Lithuania’s example. Today we have an opportunity to demonstrate Lithuanian solidarity. I would like to highlight the situation in Ukraine", noted Minister Gabriel Landsbergis.